Che­boi calls for blood banks in all hos­pi­tals

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Baringo Gover­nor Ben­jamin Che­boi (pic­tured) has ap­pealed to the na­tional gov­ern­ment to set up blood do­na­tion cen­tres in ev­ery county re­fer­ral hos­pi­tal. Che­boi said this will im­prove op­er­a­tions and re­duce re­fer­rals to fa­cil­i­ties out­side the coun­ties. “In Baringo, we have been re­fer­ring our pa­tients to re­ceive blood in Nakuru Gen­eral and Moi Teach­ing and Re­fer­ral hos­pi­tals. We can as well do this in Kabar­net and El­dama Ravine,” he said on Tues­day. The gover­nor said res­i­dents’ lives are more im­por­tant than other mi­nor projects pri­ori­tised by the na­tional gov­er­ment. “I ap­peal to the Health min­istry to in­crease the ca­pac­ity of blood banks across the coun­try,” Che­boi said. He spoke while in­spect­ing the county re­fer­ral hos­pi­tal in Kabar­net town. He said his gov­ern­ment and the state are work­ing to up­grade El­dama Ravine and Kabar­net hos­pi­tals into level four and five fa­cil­i­ties.

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