Dr. Robert Pukose a Medical Doctor is a sitting Member of Parliament for Endebess constituency. He is also the Chairman of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, has been working tirelessly to improve healthcare services in his constituency and across Kenya. He went home to his constituents to provide free professional services to his
Dr. Robert Pukose a Medical Doctor is a sitting Member of Parliament for Endebess constituency. He is also the Chairman of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, has been working tirelessly to improve healthcare services in his constituency and across Kenya. He went home to his constituents to provide free professional services to his constituents by performing minor surgeries.
Beside the responsibilities bestowed to me by my Constituents that is oversight,representation & legislation I have today set aside time to conduct minor and major surgeries to patients that had been booked for me at Endebess SCH with fellow colleagues in the profession. pic.twitter.com/5Qp907l9vE— Hon. Dr. Robert Pukose, MP Endebess. (@Dr_Pukose) April 22, 2023
In a tweet thread, Dr. Pukose highlighted the importance of affordable healthcare for all and the need for Universal Healthcare to be streamlined. He works with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) to achieve this goal.
Dr. Pukose’s service is aimed at helping his great people who cannot afford medical expenses on complications that need surgical procedures. As a result, he performs these procedures completely free of charge to anyone who needs them.
The former Baringo District Hospital MOH has been a champion on Universal Health Care (UHC) and has always use his position as the chair Health Committee to push its adoption across all counties in the country
Dr. Pukose’s dedication to providing free surgeries and medical services to his constituents is a testament to his commitment to affordable healthcare for all. His work through the committee of the National Assembly with NHIF and MOH to streamline Universal Healthcare is a step towards ensuring that every Kenyan has access to quality healthcare services.
The NHIF is a state-owned corporation that provides health insurance to Kenyans. The NHIF covers both inpatient and outpatient services, including surgical procedures. However, many Kenyans still struggle to access affordable healthcare due to various factors such as poverty, lack of insurance coverage, and inadequate healthcare infrastructure.
Universal Healthcare is a concept that aims to ensure that every person has access to quality healthcare services without suffering financial hardship. Universal Healthcare is a key priority of the Kenyan government, which has launched several initiatives to improve healthcare services in the country. These initiatives include the UHC pilot program, which was launched in 2018 and aims to provide affordable healthcare to all Kenyans.
However, the road to achieving Universal Healthcare in Kenya is long and challenging. The country faces various healthcare challenges such as inadequate funding, shortage of healthcare workers, and poor healthcare infrastructure. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of Kenya’s healthcare system, highlighting the urgent need for investment and reform.
Dr. Pukose’s efforts to provide free surgeries and medical services to his constituents are a small but significant step towards addressing these challenges. By taking action at the local level, Dr. Pukose is demonstrating the power of grassroots initiatives and community-based healthcare. His work is an inspiration to other leaders and doctors to take action towards addressing healthcare challenges facing their communities.
Dr. Pukose’s gesture of community services received several accolades from tweeps, including Steve Motoro who tweeted his impression with the doctors work.
Impressed to see @NAssemblyKE Health Committee Chair @Dr_Pukose performing surgery. As a ranking MP, I hope he can persuade both sides of the political divide to amend CoK Chap. 15 and establish Health Service Commission @MOH_Kenya @KIMANIICHUNGWAH @OpiyoWandayi @KenyaGovernors pic.twitter.com/EqBYvsUzKi— Stephen Mutoro (@smutoro) April 23, 2023
Dr. Pukose’s dedication to improving medical services is a testament to his commitment to affordable healthcare for all. His work with in the Health Committee in promoting streamlining Universal Healthcare is a step towards ensuring that every Kenyan has access to quality healthcare services. Dr. Pukose’s efforts are an inspiration to other leaders and doctors to take action towards addressing healthcare challenges facing their communities. As Kenya continues its journey towards achieving Universal Healthcare, it is important to remember the role that local leaders and healthcare professionals can play in making a difference in the lives of their constituents.