The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Foundation has commissioned a cutting-edge healthcare facility in Nkuene Ward, Meru County, marking a significant improvement in healthcare access for the local community.

Constructed and equipped at a cost of Sh6.5 million, the new Ukuu dispensary; aims to serve the healthcare needs of the 58,000 residents in the region.

Joe Sang, Managing Director of KPC, highlighted the company's commitment to community welfare through its foundation.

"Many Kenyans cannot afford quality healthcare services, and that is why KPC Foundation is taking deliberate steps to advance healthcare delivery at the community level," he remarked.

He emphasized the disparity in healthcare access, noting that "only about 20 per cent of Kenyans have access to medical covers leaving the majority excluded from quality healthcare coverage. Consequently, most Kenyans spend a huge amount of their income on health."

To further extend its impact, KPC Foundation collaborated with Agha Khan Hospital to host a two-day free medical camp at the newly established dispensary.

This initiative marks the 14th medical camp organized by the foundation since its inception.

Local leaders have lauded the new facility's impact on the community.

Nkuene Ward MCA, Martin Makasi, expressed his gratitude, stating, "We appreciate the KPC Foundation for the commissioning of this facility which will be of great benefit to this community. This facility will help reduce the distance the locals travel to access essential medical services."

The state-of-the-art dispensary is outfitted with modern medical infrastructure, including advanced diagnostic equipment, consultation rooms, and specialized treatment areas.

This comprehensive setup ensures that residents receive high-quality medical care close to home, addressing a critical gap in the local healthcare system.

The commissioning of this healthcare facility underscores KPC Foundation's ongoing efforts to support underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for Kenyans through improved access to essential services.