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Nairobi county set to equip four hospitals

Ambitious plans  are underway to help upgrade health facilities in Nairobi County  that will help ease pressure at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Mama Lucy Kibaki, Pumwani, Mbagathi and Mutuini hospitals will also get modern equipment to meet international standards.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said three or four trauma centers that  are well-equipped and staffed are needed within in Nairobi. He said this will help provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries such as road accidents, gun shots or any other accident.

The Governor who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who opened an ultra modern Pediatric wing at KNH said this will help reduce the number of patients at KNH.
The national government in partnership with Nairobi county will help upgrade the facilities in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda, Governor Sonko said.
The First Lady urged the public and private sectors to collaborate in the provision of quality and affordable healthcare.
She said increased demand for healthcare services requires concerted efforts from all stakeholders.
“Quality and affordable healthcare is a critical pillar of our country’s development goals and this greatly depends on collaboration,” the First Lady said.

“We have set up maternity wings in Kayole South and Baba Dogo health centers, an oxygen plant in Mama Lucy and a Renal Unit at Mbagathi providing life-saving dialysis for thousands of people,” she said.

She said to ensure steady supply of medicines and medical supplies to all our facilities, his administration has already paid the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority KEMSA at total of Sh51million.

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