- The pulse oximeters will improve the ability of primary health care givers to diagnose severe illnesses.
- Oparanya thanked the donor for the support, which he said will go a long way in serving the residents.
A non-governmental organisation, PATH, has donated medical equipment to Kakamega county government to boost health services.
The organisation gave out pulse oximeters to the devolved unit under the programme called Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness.
PATH country director Ben Aliwa presented the gadgets to Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on Friday.
Oparanya thanked the donor for the support, which he said will go a long way in serving the residents and other government clients through enhanced and timely emergency health tests and other services.
Aliwa, who was accompanied by project manager Miheso Andolo, said the pulse oximeters will improve the ability of primary health care givers to diagnose severe illnesses.
“This tool will facilitate timely diagnosis of patients thereby reducing mortality rates particularly for children under five years,” he said.
He added that they are collaborating with the national and county governments to ensure sustainability of the programme to respond to the needs of the public.
The programme is being implemented in Lurambi, Lugari and Ikolomani subcounties.
The organisation is also involved in capacity building for health workers and supports the county in assessment and repair of respiratory care equipment in Covid- 19 isolation and treatment facilities.
Edited by Henry Makori