We did not snub state house function, governors


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isaac rutoCouncil of Governors have denied claims that they snubbed  a function at State House held on Friday, saying that they required more time for  consultations.

Chairman for the council Isaac Ruto, said that they have never agreed with the Ministry of Health on details of how the equipment will be managed at the county level.

“There had been no consultation and establishment on the personnel requirements for the machines to functionally operate and serve Kenyans,” he said.

Ruto said that there was an agreement  between the council and the Health Ministry but that was a general agreement.

The Council of Governors further urged the government to use the Sh38billion in buying medical equipment in 3years rather than leasing the equipment for ten years.

This comes three days after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed contracts on the Managed Equipment Services project at State House, Nairobi.

Uhuru said the government will fund the supply of modern healthcare equipment to two hospitals in each county over the next 10 years.

He said that the Sh38 billion will cater to theatre, surgical and sterilisation, lab, kidney dialysis, ultrasound and imaging and digital x-ray equipment.

The President intensive care facilities will also be provided.

However, governors did not attend the event.

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