The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has handed over an Ablution block the institution donated to Sergiot Health Centre.
KRA built the facility as part of its Corporate Social Responbility aimed at giving back to taxpayers under their ‘Building Trust through
The KRA North Rift Regional Coordinator, Mr Barille Wario, said through the strategy, the institution has been seeking long term and worthy relationship with taxpayers.
He said one of the key pillars of the strategy targets health care, saying KRA was cognizant of the fact that a healthy nation would be productive and contribute to national building.
“That is why we have built this facility at this health centre to serve its 50 staff and hundreds of patients who seek treatment here,” said Wario.
Governor Alex Tolgos who presided over the opening of the facility thanked KRA for choosing Sergoit saying it is one of the best performing health centre in the County who had dedicated staff.
“I also wish to thank residents of this area for matching what KRA has done and allocating funds during public participation for the construction of a septic tank at the health centre,” he said.
Present during the ceremony was former Keiyo North MP Lucas Chepkitony who thanked KRA for the donation. He also appreciated efforts by the County government to improve the infrastructure at Sergoit health centre.
“Before I left office in 2013, I had started building the inpatient ward through CDF. When the Governor took office, he came and finished it for me and I wish to thank him,” he said.
Health CEC Anita Kimwatan, Chief Officer Josephat Maiyo, Chairman County Public Service Board Mr. Michael Lelit together with other KRA staff were also in attendance.
While appreciating health workers across the country for working tirelessly, the Governor however regretted that KEMSA had derailed provision of healthcare through drug stock outs.
“The law does not allow us to buy drugs from any other entity other than KEMSA and when they do not supply us with the drugs we have requested, then we have no option but to ask patients to seek them elsewhere. It is about time Parliament reviewed this law,” said Tolgos.
He however said the County Government would continue focusing on provision of quality health care and noted the operationalization of the ICU at Iten County Referral Hospital (ICRH).
“The ICU is up and running and recently there is an old man who contracted Covid and was treated at the ICU. He has since left the ICU and is recuperating at the wards,” noted Tolgos.
He added that the County is soon beginning the construction of an oxygen plant that will cut the costs of buying oxygen for us at ICRH and other health centres across the County.