Kaaleng, 26th November 2022 (Governor’s Press Service)– Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has said that the County Government is working on a model that will see hundreds of Community Health Volunteers absorbed into the county human resource system and receive monthly stipends.
Speaking today in Kaaleng/Kaikor Ward, Governor Lomorukai acknowledged the important contribution played by CHVs towards the improvement of access to primary healthcare through better health awareness and disease prevention among communities.
He announced plans to improve access to affordable healthcare for residents through a budgetary allocation of Ksh.100 million annually for enrolment to the National Health Insurance Funds (NHIF).
“I have directed the CEC for Health Dr Apalia to look for funds to budget for NHIF cards. That insurance card will enable residents to get access to quality and affordable healthcare in public hospitals including facilities run by the mission,” he said.
The County boss who is on the third day of a working tour of Turkana North and Kibish Sub Counties repeated calls for unity among leaders and wananchi. He told residents of Kaaleng to leave behind political differences insisting that elections are political contests of ideology and not enmity.
Governor Napotikan together with MCAs drawn from Turkana North coordinated the distribution of county emergency relief food to drought-affected households in Kaikor, Kaaleng and Ekicheles Food Distribution Points.
He also shared his plan to address water and health challenges as well as invest in livestock disease control in Turkana North and Kibish Sub Counties.
Senior County Government officials accompanying the Governor include County Executive for Health and Sanitation Dr Apalia Anthony, Acting County Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation Dr Gilchrist Lokoel as well as Acting Director for Disaster and Risk Management Moses Nawoton.
MCAs present was led by Deputy Majority Leader Abdifatah Kapua.