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Somoire: WB transforming health service, funds safe

By Our Reporter

Kajiado County Government has refuted claims its health sector has been held hostage by cartels eyeing World Bank’s universal care funds channeled to the region annually.
Instead, county Health minister Esther Somoire, claimed in her a statement to the media that those spreading rumours and tarnishing the name of the county are part of a wider cartel that supported impunity before the new regime came in.
Somoire made it clear that the county’s chief nurse, Eileen Sawani has never been involved in the management of the World Bank funds channeled to the county.
The World Bank’s development objective of transforming health systems for Universal Care Project for Kenya is to improve utilization and quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services with a focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) services, she explained.
“We have internal and outside structures to check out on its expenditure,” Somoire added.
The CECM in charge of Health said when she took over she found that there was a lot of discrepancies in the placing of medical staff, among them nurses.
A blogger posted on social media that county and sub county reproductive health nurses were redeployed to dispensaries.

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