Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Elgeyo Marakwet County held a consultative forum on 30th November 2022,to explore areas of mutual interest, cooperation as well as mentorship by MTRH,a move aimed at bringing quality healthcare services closer to the people.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – MTRH Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa,MBS, EBS said engagement with Counties was the right thing in realization of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) nationally. Neurosurgery, Nursing Services, Laboratory, Nephrology, Urology, Anesthesiology, Oncology, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Information Communication & Technology are some of the disciplines that will spearhead the initial phase.
Dr. Aruasa said an MTRH team will lead a reconnaissance/in reach visit to the County and come up with protocols to better patient care.
He commended the long-standing relationship between MTRH and EMC. He further urged the County to embrace Performance Management System saying that will spur the County’s service delivery.
The CEO also added that teamwork, positive work culture are necessary for the desired transformation of Institutions.
Dr. Aruasa also reiterated that MTRH Staff always act proactively, in an ethical and efficient manner. The staff are guided by personal responsibility and accountability, key drivers of success quality services.
The EMC County Secretary Mr. Paul Chemuttut expressed the total support of the partnership by their Leadership led by H.E. Governor Wisley Rotich.
The County CEC for Health Mr. Michael Kibiwwot hailed the forum saying it is the avenue to help healthcare workers from the County acquire skills from their MTRH counterparts.
MTRH CEO argued for a visible and supportive leadership that inspires workers to be highly productive.
He urged the County Health Department to plan for training on technical and management skills so that staff acquire crucial skills which can influence positive culture change.
The 20 – strong Health County team was led by the County Secretary Mr. Paul Chemuttutt, CECM Health Mr. Paul Kibiwott and Medical Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Kimaile.