Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has been awarded Sh400 million to renovate the county’s existing outdated health centers.
The rehabilitation work will concentrate on the county’s 104 health centers in order to improve ward-level access to health services across the 17 sub-counties.
The centers will receive more medical equipment as part of the update, which will improve their efficiency in service delivery and increase their capacity to manage more patients.
The funding is part of an additional Sh500 million advanced to NMS in the health sector, according to Nairobi finance and economic planning executive Allan Igambi.
NMS received a similar amount under the Executive Office of the President, according to Nairobi County Assembly budget and finance committee chairperson Robert Mbatia, but did not use the money due to time constraints.
As a result, the committee determined that the same sum should be allocated from the county executive to the rolled-over project.
He added that the rehabilitation of health centers, the majority of which are in poor condition, is also aimed at equipping them to ensure that they are ready in the event of a surge in Covid-19 cases in the capital.
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