Kwale healthcare workers will soon be able to get to work and reach their patients in time without traveling log distances.
Kwale County government is building houses for healthcare workers in all public health facilities to enable them live near their places of work.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for health staff housing in Pangani, Mwereni and Mtumwa areas of Matuga sub-county, Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya said the build the houses is to improve rural healthcare through accommodation for the workers thus motivating them.
“This is the way to go to increase the quality of healthcare services to Wananchi, our desire is to ensure residents get services promptly, our health practitioners to have comfortable houses to live and serve the people in all our health centres,” said Mvurya.
Mvurya, who was accompanied by his deputy Fatuma Achani, Health Executive Committee Member Francis Gwama and several Members of the County Assembly (MCAs), said the construction of the staff houses in the facilities will go a long way in reversing the worrying trend of high maternal and neonatal mortality in the county as expectant mothers will be getting prompt services at all times.