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Kericho launches blood transfusion ambulance

Will mainly target accident victims who sometimes die due to heavy bleeding before reaching hospital.

In Summary
  • The ambulance was among three vehicles released by the governor outside his office on Friday.
  • The other two other  cars will be used in surveillance duties for emergencies away from the  the county health facilities.
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony
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Kericho has become the first out of the 47 counties to launch a modern blood transfusion ambulance.

Last Friday, Governor Paul Chepkwony said the surveillance ambulance will mainly target accident victims who sometimes die due to heavy bleeding before reaching local hospitals.

The ambulance was among three vehicles released by the governor outside his office on Friday.

The other two other  cars will be used in surveillance duties for emergencies away from the  the county health facilities.

The governor promised of a high standard health care services once the vehicles are put to full  use.

He said the vehicles cost the county government Sh42 million, bringing to 15 the number ambulances and surveillance cars since the county began purchasing vehicles for health services 10 year ago.

The governor, who is completing his second and final term of office, said the county was proud to have launched the first ever blood transfusion ambulance in Kenya.

"This will respond to emergency cases, mainly accident victims who otherwise would have lost their lives before reaching our health facilities like Kericho Level 4 Hospital," Chepkwony said.

Edited by Henry Makori