- The Public Health Week begins started on Wednesday in Mbooni subcounty and is supposed to cover all the other five subcounties in the county.
- Mutula also said the directive would improve staff coordination and workflow.
The Makueni governor has ordered all medical specialists from 13 Level 4 hospitals to get out of their offices and visit local health facilities to discharge referral services.
Mutula Kilonzo Jnr said the executive direction aims to bring referral health services to the village level and improve service delivery in the health sector.
Speaking in his office he said the specialists should allocate a week to facilities around Makueni and monitor the state of healthcare.
"Streamlining patient care and making every second count, high performance, clinical mobile services with flexible connectivity to meet the unique and critical demands of mwananchi will enable smart medical applications and better care," the governor said.
He said the decision was borne from the realisation that the county has a huge number of qualified medical specialists whose services are not available to the residents in the village level.
"Its funny how our people seek medical service at far places like Nairobi yet our referral hospital has well equipped experts in health who can tackle all areas at a reduced cost to our citizens," Mutula said.
The Public Health Week begins started on Wednesday in Mbooni subcounty and is supposed to cover all the other five subcounties of Kibwezi, West Kibwezi, East Kaiti, Kilome and Makueni.
"Clinical grade will enable gathering of confidential data that will see health grow tremendously for the better part of mwananchi," the county chief said.
Mutula also said that the above directive would improve staff coordination and workflow ensuring safety and precision, and even creating a more positive mood that reduces stress.
"The efficient data exchange is poised to create positive impact on patient-centric care as well as hospital," the governor said.
(edited by Amol Awuor)