Chief Officer for Preventive and Promotive Health Peter Lomorukai has called on staff reviewing 2021/22 Financial Year Annual Performance document to be committed and produce a better document that will inform better plans toward delivery of health services in the County.
Lomorukai was speaking today in Lokichar while opening a four-day Annual Performance Review meeting by Ministry of Health officers, drawn from the Sub-Counties and County Headquarters.
The Chief Officer who is also Ag. Chief Officer for Medical Services, commended staff for their dedicated service to the people of Turkana, saying that the reviewed document will guide in future plans, pointing out the challenges and how to bridge the gap with viable solutions to health issues in the County.
He said Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai’s 16-point agenda on health is centered on delivery of better health services to all the residents of Turkana County, with a major focus on reducing referrals through establishment of operation theaters in all Sub-County Hospitals. “The Governor is eager to have operational theatres in conjunction with health partners at Sub-County Hospitals to reduce referrals to LCRH.” He said.
He assured MoH staff for his relentless support to ensure that their needs are catered for as well as promotions of different cadres in service delivery. He further said that Community Health Volunteers payment issues will be sorted out as soon as a code is created and received from the National treasury to ensure a timely payment of stipends.
On casuals, the Chief Officer said that the Government is looking into the issue of employment together with cleaning of the payroll that will pave the way for recruitment of additional health staff.
While Deputy Director Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Sarah Esinyen said that the APR meeting which is also involving SCHMT and CHMT will review achievements, challenges and draw up recommendations from 2021/22 FY that will guide on planning activities 2023/24 FY. to ensure service delivery.
The meeting is also being graced by Directors, Deputy Directors as well as representatives of health implementing partners such as USAID Imarisha Jamii, USAID NAWIRI, Concern WorldWide, IRC and Save the Children International.