Embulbul Catholic Dispensary (ECD) belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Ngong. The Dispensary activities were begun on the 1 st November 1999 by the Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto.
The service was aimed at providing health care at an affordable cost to the local people and mainly the poor. It was and still remains a physical and emotional service to the poor, the suffering and those infected and affected by varied ailments, among them, HIV/AIDS.
It was and still is an invitation as extended by Jesus,
“Come to me all you who labour and are heavily laden, and I shall give you rest. (Mt 11:28) ”
At the beginning, the Dispensary operated as a mobile clinic and included home visits. Those involved met every morning of the working week at the Embulbul Catholic Church premises, from where they packed drugs and other necessities into the back of a saloon car. They then moved to the interiors of Embulbul village, Kerarapon, NkaiMurunya and Olepolos to minister to the needy.
On 8th April 2001, the present dispensary was opened by the then Vice President, Hon. G. Saitoti, M.P in the presence of Our Lordship Rev Colin Davies (the then Bishop of Ngong), Fr Patrick Divine, (the then superior of the SMA fathers) and Sr Emanuela, (the then regional superior of the Capuchin Sisters). Since then the dispensary has expanded the services offered to the people of Embulbul. This was a dream come true and we thank God for this provision. Our hope is that the Dispensary continues giving services to God’s people regardless of their social status, race or religious affiliation.
Originally patients were sent to St. Odilias for laboratory services. But as the number of patients increased we felt the need for our own Laboratory, and in March 2001, laboratory services were started at our dispensary. In addition, MCH services were also started in June 2001. The present dental clinic was started on the 2 nd January 2002 by the Italian dentists with a donation of dental equipment from APA-ITALY supplemented by CHEKA project from Ireland while the VCT clinic was started in 2004 with support from the Government through NASCOP.
- To serve the needy generously
- To do all it takes to manage disease
- To combat illness in every way
- To do what is right at all times
- To serve the poor to the best of our ability
- To maintain a clean environment for best results
- To provide best available and affordable health care
- To offer time-bound and quality health service to all
- To enhance quality service according to the medical and dental standards.
- Maintain teamwork
- Be self-driven and self-motivated
- Be quality time-conscious persons
- Give love and care to the patient
- Maintain a good name
- Strive towards conquering illness
- Maintain high-level service
- Make the best use of the little we have
- Be in line with God’s law and commandments
- Be in line with the Government and local laws
- Confidentiality is a key principle that should be observed.
- The official working days and hours (Monday to Friday 8:00am-5.00pm (including 1-hour lunch break) and on Saturdays 8:00am-4.00pm)-staff alternating on Saturdays.
- The participation and involvement of employees in spiritual in nurturing activities.
- Demonstration of the Catholic Church values by employees in the course of duty.
- Observation of dress code by all our staff including proper identification name tags at the workplace.
- Hospitality and hosting of official guests at the workplace.
- Penalties to non-adherence to the Code of Conduct