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County elevates dispensary to level 4 hospital

Kajiado County government through the Department of Health Services has upgraded Mashuuru Dispensary to a level four hospital.

Speaking during the launch of the hospital in Mashuuru, Isinya Sub County, Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku said that the hospital has been equipped with X-Ray equipment, a functioning theatre and a dental unit in order to cater for the residents of Mashuuru who have always sought the crucial services from the Kajiado Referral Hospital which is several kilometers away.

“The theatre in the hospital can now be used by expectant mothers and accident victims saving lives as they will not need to travel to the Kajiado referral hospital for such crucial services,” said Ole Lenku.

The County Executive Committee Member for Health Alex Kilowua said that the county government will recruit qualified doctors within the county to ensure that the residents access quality medical services at ease.

Kilowua warned all the pharmacies selling expired drugs and clinics operating without license that the county government will take stern action against them as they are endangering the lives of the residents.

Edward Korinko, a resident of Mashuuru is grateful to the county government for upgrading the dispensary saying that it is very crucial to them as they have previously been forced to travel long distances in search of medical services.

“We have lost several people who have suffered from road accidents in the Mashuuru-Loitoktok road due to lack of an adequate health facility nearby. Expectant women who also require to undergo a Caesarian section have had to travel to Kajiado to access such services. We are thankful for the upgrade,” Said Korinko

Another Resident, Gladys Karrao also welcomes the upgrade saying that they will no longer need to pay exorbitant medical bills in private hospitals.

The newly elevated hospital is accredited by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) thus easing the cost of medical care for the residents.

By Diana Meneto

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