Kisii County on Monday rolled out the Universal Health Care (UHC) programme as a way of improving service delivery to Kisii and its environs.

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The programme that is line with the Presidential Big4 Agenda is jointly spearheaded by the National government and Kisii County Government and co-ordinated by the Ministry of Health.

Addressing County health officers in a meeting attended by National Government security agents at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisii Governor James Ongwae said this is a new dawn to Kisii health sector.

"The identification of Kisii County as one of the pilot counties for implementation of the UHC is a major milestone and show of confidence to the development and investment my Government has realized in the health sector in the last six years. It is my commitment to have Universal Health Care accessible to our people," said Ongwae.

Ongwae who is serving his last term is keen on leaving a memorable legacy in the health sector. He sent a warning to lazy health officers who in the past have tarnished the good name of Kisii Hospitals.

"All health officers here when you don't do your work well we tarnish the good name of our hospitals. Lets all of us work hard in giving our people the best service they deserve. I will not tolerate laziness as a governor. I have instructed heads in the ministry to take immediate action for Officers caught shouting at patients at Hospitals," He warned.

Ongwae later inspected the ongoing construction works of the stand-alone Mother-Child Hospital (MCH)and the Doctors Plaza at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).