RESIDENTS OF KASHMIR VILLAGE, MKOMANI WARD HAIL THE OPENING OF THEIR NEW DISPENSARY

Governor Fahim Twaha has officially opened another new dispensary to boost provision of primary health care for Kashmir residents in Mkomani Ward.

This is a historic first and a huge relief for the people of Kashmir who can now easily obtain quality and affordable healthcare right at the heart of their Village.

The Lamu County Government under it’s larger program to improve access to primary healthcare for all, initiated the construction of the modern dispensary in Kashmir at a cost of 4.9 Million shillings .

The dispensary will enhance ease of access to health services reduce the burden of morbidity and long treks in search of health care services for the residents of Kashmir.

H.E Governor Fahim Twaha termed access to primary health care as a fundamental human right and one of his core agendas, adding that, five other new dispensaries constructed in the past four years will also be commissioned.

Governor Twaha explained that, after the new dispensaries officially start operations, the department of Health Services will then move to the next phase which is to prioritize strengthening all existing health facilities to attain the National Health Infrastructure norms and standards.

The Kashmir dispensary will offer basic services like;

-General Patient Consultations- Antenatal care

-Child welfare clinic

-Screening of non communicable diseases like cervical cancer, hypertension, diabetes

-Deliveries by skilled birth attendants among others .

-ENDS-For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke