Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, has appointed outgoing Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi as a member of a task force to review and propose reforms in the Nairobi City County’s health sector.
Mwangangi will be on an eight-member team that will be led by a former Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Olive Mugenda.
Other members include Dr Anastacia Nyalita, Dr Githinji Gitahi, Ms Dorcas Kemunto, Dr William Charles Fryda and Karei Mwenda. County official Jairus Musumba has been appointed to the secretariat.
The roles of the task force include reviewing the citizens’ access to quality health services, assessing the status of all public health facilities, and reviewing the supply chain management of pharma and non-pharma products. It will also assess the status of health information management and proposing interventions for a comprehensive health information management system.
Other roles include reviewing the current human resource capacity and assessing the gaps and proposing an efficient health financing model.
“The task force shall prepare and submit its report to the Governor of Nairobi City County Government together with its recommendations within 45 days from the date of its appointment. The Office of the Governor shall constitute the secretariat of the task force,” Sakaja stated.
This comes just days after he made an impromptu visit to the Mama Lucy Hospital and was stunned by the condition of the facility.