Operations at the Makueni Mother and Child Hospital in Wote have gone completely paperless thanks to a partnership between the county government and the Polish Development Corporation.
Poland, as part of support to devolution granted Makueni 26,046 Euros (Sh 3 Million) in May this year, which was used to procure computers and installation of a hospital information system for automation of services.
The system was also used to upgrade operations at the Makueni County Referral Hospital to improve effectiveness.
The aim of the project, Health Services Executive Dr. Andrew Mulwa says, was to enable the hospital provide Universal Healthcare by use of information technology to improve quality.
He says service delivery to patients has improved through streamlining of communication between various departments while ensuring that patient records are of high quality, and the electronically generated data can be used for effective policy formulation.
On Monday, Polish ambassador to Kenya Jacek Bazanski led a team from the ministry of foreign affairs of Poland, Warsaw, to assess the progress of projects funded by the country in Makueni.
The Envoy expressed satisfaction with the prudence of utilization of the resources granted to the county. He pledged more partnerships in the health sector.
An aerial view of the facility. [Courtesy]
Our vision is to ensure all major health facilities in the county go paperless. My administration will commit resources and work closely with partners to achieve this vision.