Makueni County Universal Healthcare has received a major boost after the county government acquired standby generators with Ksh 31 million to avert the issue of power shortages.
The eight new generators are projected to accelerate service delivery in 11 new theatres that have been built across eight sub counties.
Speaking during the flag off ceremony at Kwa Kathoka ATC in Wote, the county Chief Officer said the generators were part of counties 2025 health care blue print.
Makueni County Refferal Hospital and Makindu level 4 hospital got 350 KVA ( Kilovolt-amperes) genetartors while Kilungu, Tawa, kambu, Matiliku, Sultan Hamud and Mukuyuni receive 100-150 KVA machines.
Governor Kivutha Kibwana said that he is committed offer the best health care to the people saying that 30% of his government’s budget was committed to healthcare annually.
He said the free healthcare is economically sustainable despite claims by his critics that it would not be properly maintained since there is limited resources in the county.
The universal health care provides free services for each citizen with a subscription of Ksh 500 per household. However, senior citizens over the age of 65 do not subscribe both in and outpatient services.