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Lamu sets aside KES 20M kitty for Medical studies

17 March 2014, 16:13 Harrison Mbungu

Lamu - The Lamu county government has set aside KES 20 million in the health docket to sponsor the youth from the county who performed well in the last year's KCSE and who will will take up medicine in the higher education institutions.

This is good news according to the locals interviewed. They said the county government is determined to deal with health challenges encountered in the region amidst insufficient facilities.

According to county health executive, Kombo Mohammed, most of the beneficiaries will be students who attained a mean grade of C(+) and above in 2013 KCSE examinations, and who will be joining universities for further studies.

Doctor Kombo has said that the county government employment board will soon advertise more than 60 vacancies in the health ministry so that it can cater for the health needs of Lamu people.

“The county is soon going to announce more job vacancies in the health sector,” said doctor Kombo.

Lamu County is listed among the regions in Coast with very few health officer.

However, Kombo was optimistic that through devolution the severe shortage of health facilities in the county will be dealt with.

He said Lamu County through the leadership of governor Issa Timammy will coordinate with other stakeholders in the health sector so as to uplift the health standards by a bigger margin.

The move comes as most health facilities in the region are seeking to secure facilities for special treatments like cancer.

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