The Machakos County Government on Wednesday unveiled triage kits to be used in the county's health facilities.

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In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua said that the kits will ensure that verifiable and quality healthcare is provided in all the county health facilities.

"It is an innovative addition to our already high-class Machakos system. We are the first government in Kenya to deploy them," he said.

"These kits comprise of equipment to test blood pressure, blood sugar and temperature for patients at the first stage of treatment at every health centre in the county," he added.

The county boss went ahead to note that his government's target is to have the kits popularly known as "doctor's box" (sanduku la daktari) and ambulances in all health units by December 2019.

The outspoken governor noted that a healthy nation is the premise of a developing nation, adding that everyone deserves to receive quality healthcare.

"As a forward-moving county our plan is not only to provide free healthcare in Machakos but also offer quality healthcare," said Mutua.

Mutua who launched the kits in Matuu further argued that free quality healthcare is achievable if Kenyans fight corruption and elect the right kind of leaders.