Susan Mochache: Ksh 1 billion container clinics bought in 2015 need more funds to function

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The Ksh 1 billion containers bought in 2015 is yet to be used in 2019 and it will take government Ksh 666 million to put the into use.

The 100 containers will be furnished by the government and it will the money tabled will be enough to run it for one year as said by the Health principal secretary Susan Mochache.

She also added that the ministry will hire 400 health workers at Sh336 million to operate the clinics for 12 months.

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“The programme will recruit four personnel including two nurses, a clinical officer, and a laboratory technologist for each portable clinic,” she told the National Assembly Committee on Health on Tuesday.

Medical supplies for all the clinics for one year will cost Sh180 million while Sh150 million will be spent on transportation, ground preparation including construction of toilets, waiting bay,  installation of water, electricity, and fences.

The ministry would like to make this venture a special national portable clinics programme for delivery of UHC offering primary health care services to Kenyans living in informal settlements and hard to reach areas,” she concluded.

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