Kwale has become the first County to announce the setting up of a Ksh 30 million blood bank following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its key partners for the project.
Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya on Saturday made the announcement at the county’s Mvindeni offices during the signing of the MOU with base Titanium and Germany’s development agency, GIZ.
The governor also called out on Health workers to be professional in their jobs in as much as more health developments are being brought to the county.
“We thank our health workers who are doing a good job in providing quality service to the people but caution the few who steal medicine or are in the habit of sending patients to buy medicine in chemists where they have interest in,” noted Governor Mvurya.
Under the MOU, Base will contribute Ksh15 million, County Government Ksh13 million while GIZ will equip the blood bank to the tune of Ksh7 million.
The Governor said work on the facility which wll be located at Msambweni County Referral Hospital, will officially start in March and is scheduled for completion around August 2016.
The County Government signatories were CEC for Medical Services Dr Athmani Chiguzo and County Secretary Mr Martin Mwaro, while Madame Christine Mwaka and Mr Juma Lumumba signed for Base.
GIZ was represented at the ceremony by Ms Rozenn Le Mentec, County Support Coordinator.
Governor Mvurya called on health workers to support the various County initiatives targeted at improving services to the people.