The Machakos county to governor Dr.Alfred Mutua has lauded devolution, saying that it has reshaped healthcare in the country. Speaking immediately after hosting the Council of Governors’ meeting at his office in Machakos, governor Mutua said that great strides have been witnessed on health care in the recent past.
The governor attributed these positive strides to devolution.
“It was a great honor to host the Council of Governors meeting at my Machakos office.
The meeting reiterated a number of issues, key among them being that as counties, we remain central in the fight against COVID-19 and overall health care to Kenyans.
Further, we emphasized that we have seen great progress in the health sector since the promulgation of the new constitution, and subsequent devolving of the health function. We have hired more healthworkers, improved health infrastructure to better management of the health sector. And we have insisted that the present status quo needs to be maintained.
I’m happy that Machakos Level 5 is one of the COVID-19 testing centres, but I am cognizant of the fact that we still don’t have enough centres. It is therefore critical that we must have the ability to have mass testing across the country.
I urge us all to continue to take the necessary precautions as guided by the government and our health workers and together, we will beat this pandemic.” the governor posted on his official Facebook page.