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Mombasa County to build two hospitals in Likoni and Kongowea

20 October 2014, 23:04 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - County government is set to build hospitals in Kongowea and Likoni.

Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho said the facilities are aimed to at providing health service close to people especially in Likoni area

In a press statement the governor said the hospitals are an effort by the county government to decongest major hospitals which are full to capacity.

“This is an effort to bring essential medical services closer to the people and decongest major hospitals” said Joho

Joho said plans are underway as the county government has already advertised tenders in the leading dailies.

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He urged the Mombasa businessmen, youth, women and people leaving with disability to take advantage of the tender advertised and provide the services.

He said this will help revive the county economy and provide job opportunities to the youth.

The hospitals will constitute of 80 beds in each hospital, 26 beds for Maternity, 20 beds for children, 20 beds for females, 10 beds for males and 4 beds for the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Other facilities at the two hospitals include an Emergency, Outpatient consisting of 3 Consultation rooms, Dentist, Eye and E.N.T (Ear, Nose and Throat).

The hospitals will also have a pediatric care ward, 2 major Operation theatres and one minor theatre, 3 body cold rooms and various clinics including outpatient, TB, HIV among others.

In addition to that, each hospital will have an elaborate laboratory, state of the art x-ray and Ultra sound machine, a maternity wing and a blood transfusion center. This will be specifically very strategic especially for Likoni as they will not need to cross the ferry for essential health services.

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