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Nanyuki referral hospital gets a boost

19 April 2013, 13:17 James Kabotia

Patients in Laikipia will now enjoy quality healthcare after an emergency department worth KES 75M was officially opened at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral hospital.

The hospital also got a major boost after it received two new ambulances to deal with emergency cases.

The hospital superintendent Dr. David Njoroge said that they managed to purchase a new Nissan ambulance at a cost of KES 4.5M through cost sharing funds.

He said that permanent secretary to the Ministry of medical services Mary Ngari sourced for funds to buy a land cruiser ambulance at a cost of KES 10M.

Laikipia governor Joshua Irungu Wakahora, his deputy Josephat Gitonga Kibugi and the county assembly deputy speaker Peter Kimondo commissioned two new ambulances and officially opened the fully equipped emergency department.

Dr. Njoroge said that the hospital has been receiving patients from many counties in Kenya since it was upgraded to a referral hospital on July 21, 2012.

“We were rated the best hospital in Kenya by the NHIF. These new facilities will enable us to continue being a hospital worth emulating in Kenya,” he said.

The superintendant also noted that during the last financial year, the Government set aside KES 100M for the architectural design of a medical training center in his hospital.

However, the doctor expressed fear that some land grabbers are aiming at scooping part of the land that the hospital preserved for the construction of the medical training center.   

Governor Irungu said that his Government will squarely deal with the land grabbers.

He promised to equip the hospital with more facilities and professionals so as to make Laikipia a model county.

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