The Hamptons Hospital, which is part of the Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), has opened its doors to the outpatients.
Speaking during the opening ceremony yesterday, the hospital’s CEO Dr. Maurice Simiyu said patients will be served from today and urged locals to make use of the facility.
He however stated that the treatment would not be free and encouraged residents to get insured with the National Hospital Insurance Fund so that they can easily access services at the centre.
Dr. Siminyu added that soon the advanced diagnostic centre would be operationalized to enable patients know their ailments after which the cancer treatment would commence.
He said the facility, which has so far consumed over Sh. 28 billion, is equipped with ultra-modern machines including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomology (CT) scan and digital X-Ray machines.
The CEO also said they have entered a Public Private Partnership with the Sub Counties and County referral hospital in a deal that will enable exchange of patients.
The 5000-bed hospital would be fully operational by the end of 2020.
By Sammy Mwibanda