West Pokot County health sector has received yet another boost after receiving 305 oxygen cylinders donated by Amref partners and drugs commodities worth Ksh. 40 million from Kemsa for health facilities across the county.

The cylinders and drugs consignment will enhance emergency services in more than 141 health facilities across the county.


The oxygen cylinders, a project funded by Global Fund, will enhance emergency services in more than 10 health facilities across the county among them, Kapenguria Referral County Hospital, Kacheliba, Sigor, Ortum, Alale, Kabichbich and Lomut health facilities.

Deputy Governor Robert Komolle expressed gratitude for the donations given by Amref partners through the national government, saying the supply improves health services in rural facilities which have in the past experienced crisis.


“Our people expect the best services from us, and so our aim is to deliver responsive and quality healthcare. This donation will definitely boost our vision to deliver quality healthcare,” said the deputy.


Zacchaeus Muya from Kemsa hailed the county government for its efforts to provide medical supplies for its health facilities. He noted the county was one of the few in the country to have zero debt balance with Kemsa.


CEC Claire Parkles in charge of Health and Sanitation noted that the two consignments would strengthen the healthcare system and improve health outcomes.


Later on during a meeting at the Deputy Governor’s office in county headquarters, the county led by Deputy Komolle agreed to get into MoU with Amref and other partners to enhance partnerships and improve various services at the county.


Representing the Ministry of Health, Health Products and Technology, Richard Gatukui said the ministry through Amref will supply oxygen splinters worth Ksh. 900,000 and install oxygen piping and manifold at Chepareria, Sigor, Ortum, Lomut, Kabichbich and Kacheliba health facilities.


Mr. Gatukui also recommended installation of an oxygen tank for KCRH to meet its demands and provide adequate oxygen for patients in need.

The mapped-out facilities are a deliberate resolution to ensure that the donation has the greatest impact by reaching almost every corner of the County and keeping up with the UHC agenda.