Jacob Chepkwony: State of Health in Baringo County Referall Hospital

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In the recent past, there has been misleading and malicious information being spread by some individuals on social media and other media platforms on the state of affairs at our County referral hospital that there are no services and drugs offered at the facility.

Nothing can be further from the truth; the truth of the matter is that Kabarnet County Referral Hospital is operating well as evidenced by the high number of patients who are attended to on a daily basis both inpatient and outpatient.

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When the County health team led by the CEC Mary Panga and Chief Officers Dr. Gideon Toromo and Dr. Winnie Bore visited the facility on a fact-finding mission this morning to ascertain the state of affairs at the hospital with a view to address any challenges that might be experienced at the hospital, they established that the facility was operating optimally.

The pharmacy section is adequately stocked with all the required pharmaceuticals and it is 24 hours operational. This means even if patients arrive at the facility at night, they will get the services they require.

Furthermore, other specialized services like renal unit and CT scan among others are also available.

This has even prompted Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to refer patients seeking dialysis services to Baringo Referral Hospital and have even gone further to station two renal nurses at Kabarnet to support the existing personnel.

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Generally, service provision in our county referral Hospital is within the requisite standards needed in healthcare provision.

I call upon the great people of Baringo to exercise positive criticism and focus on growing our county together.

We cannot create a great county when we start sensationalizing issues like health, we should rather embrace one another and engage on matters that improve service delivery and development in our county.

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