The ambulance service is a critical essential service which is in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which stipulates
that everyone has a right to highest attainable, accessible and affordable standard of health. The department records at least 300 patients referrals, destined to various health facilities per month.
The department floated through open tender for the purchase of two ambulances and lease of four ambulances towards the end of 2017 for provision of pre-hospital emergency services. The department opted for an hybrid system in which the County could purchase some of our own Ambulances equipped with advanced cardiac life support accessories and while at the same time leasing others. This hybrid system would also enable critical transfer of skills and would allow the County to train its own paramedics to offer services in these ambulances to assure continuity service. We have also put in place a centralized coordination centre for emergency services and disaster management ensuring effective response to emergencies.