Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said his administration is in the process of digitizing all the public health facilities in the county.
He said digitizing records at the health facilities will help to ensure effective service delivery to the millions of the Nairobi residents.
“This system will enable us to see what happen within our health facilities. We shall be able to curb the cases of corruption and drugs theft within the facilities,” said Sonko.
He said all the public health facilities must be able to digitize all their records as soon as possible.
“We must all embrace changes in technology. Proper healthcare service is a right to every Nairobian. Therefore, we must all strive to achieve this,” he said.
County hospitals such as the Pumwani Maternity receive bigger number of patients on a daily basis. About 70-100 children are delivered daily at the facility.
Pumwani is currently undergoing a major facelift.
Sonko said without proper records, the county might fail to deliver in its mandate of ensuring quality healthcare service to all the residents.
“Numbers do not lie. We want to have data of everything that happens within our facilities so that we can know when to expand, when to increase medication, when to do reshuffles and so on,” he said.
Kamkunji MP Yussuf Hassan and area MCA Paul Ndung’u who recently toured Pumwani Maternity Hospital said that they were impressed with ongoing works which are carried by the county government.
“I’m very impressed by job well done by Governor Sonko in this hospital,” said Hassan.
Acting County Executive Member in charge of Health Charles Kerich said the transformation of Pumwani Hospital is on course as promised by Governor Sonko.
“We are working round the clock to oversee the transformation of the Pumwani Hospital and all other public health facilities within Nairobi,” said Kerich.
Kerich said as the county focuses on improving the infrastructure, they are also focusing on increasing the qualified personnel in all the facilities.
“We shall also employ more doctors, nurses and other health officers in all Nairobi hospitals,” he said.