A month after Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru opened two new dispensaries, residents of Kiamwathi and Kianjiru in Gichugu constituencies have been enjoying affordable healthcare right at their doorsteps.
Within that short time, the two dispensaries have already served thousands of people who would previously travel for kilometers in search of medical care.
Kiamwathi and Kianjiru dispensaries were completed by the county government in an accelerated program that is undertaking the completion and equipping of 19 dispensary projects that had been left incomplete by the previous regime.
Kiamwathi dispensary received more than 500 patients in the first one week of operation, an indication that there has been great need to bring such services closer to the people.
Caroline Wanjiru, a young mother who had brought her baby for child welfare clinic said that previously they had to travel to Kianyaga Sub-County hospital for such services.
“We had to spend at least Ksh. 200 on transport to the nearest facility and waste a lot of time just to go to the child clinic. That is why we are very grateful for operationalization of this dispensary since we can access the services at our convenient.” Said Carol noting that there is no