A healthy county is a productive county. In order to accord high
quality and reliable health and therefore improved productivity for its residents, Baringo County Government has since 2013 invested heavily on health sector.
Kabarnet Referral hospital is being upgraded to level 5, complete with renal unit and CT scan, new X-Ray unit and oxygen plant. Maternity and general wards have also been refurbished in order to accommodate more patients. Eldama Ravine hospital hosts a new 32 bed capacity modern maternity built curtsey of partnership of Baringo County Government and Waitrose Foundation. Infrastructure development is key to the provision of services in our hospitals. We have established new health facilities especially in the far flung remote areas of our expansive county, renovating and upgrading existing ones and the construction of staff quarters in health centers across the county. For instance, a complete sub-county hospital is under construction in Mogotio and Nakoko dispensary in Tiaty is now operational.
It is gratifying to note that there are 22 operation- al ambulances across the county which has assisted in referrals and response to emergencies. In addition, more than 175 dispensaries and 28 health centers are operational in the county. This has significantly improved access to medical services. Also, 117 medical personnel including 6 consultants, 83 nurses & clinical officers, 18 lab technicians and 10 doctors have been recruited and more will be recruited during the next FY to alleviate the challenge of staff shortages.
Further, 839 health workers have been promoted in the county. We have been spending Kshs. 150 milllion annually in the procurement of medicines and non pharmaceuticals which are supplied to Baringo health facilities in a timely manner to eliminate out of stock cases. These interventions have seen tremendous improvement in access to high quality reliable and affordable health care services in Baringo County.
Achievements in 2018
The Department of Health BaringoCounty on 31st Jan 2018 achieved major milestones on the Development, Validationand Adoption of key documents that the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Technical Working Grouphad been working on for some time, supported by AFYA UZAZI, namely:
- 1.HRH Strategic Plan for Baringo County 2018 – 2022.
- Job Descriptionsfor leadership positions in the Dept. of Health.
- Guidelines on Attraction and Retention Strategies for Health Care Workers.
The team was also able to determine the Workload andStaffing Gaps for all levels of Health facilities in the County using the WHO WISN (Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs) Tool. This will help in equitable redistribution of available staff and recruitment with availability of funds.
There was also an Award Ceremony for Best performing staffand Health facilitiesin the County, a first for all Departments the County. The award ceremony was graced by The Deputy Governor BaringoCounty H.E Jacob Chepkwony, CEC Health service Hon. Mary Panga, C. O. Health Services Mr. Richard Koech, and Dr. Abakalwa G. (CDH-A/P)
Below is a list of health care workers and health facilities that received awards for their exemplary work:
Category 1 – outstanding performance (one outstanding performing staff across all cadres)
|Sub county or institution||Winner|
|1||Baringo central||Gladys Malel|
|2||Baringo north||Francis Kiror|
|5||Eldama Ravine||Florence Mathenge|
|7||Baringo County Referral hospital||Nancy Tallam|
|8||Eldama Ravine hospital||Angela Chemitei|
|9||Marigat Hospital||Gladys Tuitoek|
|10||Kabartonjo hospital||Christopher Amdany|
|11||Chemolingot hospital||Joel Kipturmet|
|12||Mercy Mission hospital||Dr. Isaac Ochola|
Category 2 – outstanding support staff or contracted staff
|1||Baringo County Referral hospital||Sally Chepyegon|
|2||Eldama Ravine hospital||David Murei|
|3||Marigat Hospital||Benson Rumenya|
|4||Kabartonjo hospital||John Chelagat|
|5||Chemolingot hospital||Cheparkoti Kisuku|
Category 3 – outstanding health facility (innovativeness and best practice)
|Sub county or institution||Health Facility|
|1||Baringo central||Tenges Health Centre|
|2||Baringo north||Kuikui Health Centre|
|3||Marigat||Marigat PHC catholic|
|5||Eldama Ravine||Timboroa Health Centre|
|6||Tiaty||Lodengo Health Centre|