Residents of Homa Bay will now receive fast diagnosis after a Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan worth Sh40 million and an Out Patient Centre were launched at the County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Governor Gladys Wanga who launched the projects today said that the CT scan equipment will improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, ensuring the best possible care for patients.
Wanga said it was a major milestone for her administration to achieve her dreams within the first 100 days in office as she promised the residents during the campaigns.
“My administration will continue to invest in and improve our healthcare system so that every resident can achieve the highest quality of life,” said Wanga.
The Governor said the county plans to construct a multi-storey building for the accident and emergency center before the end of the year.
“We hope that at the end of this year, God willing, we will be back at this place officially opening the accident and emergency center plus a new outpatient unit,” said the governor.
She added that the newly built units are just the beginning of the big steps of development as far as the health sector is concerned.
The county boss said National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) will cater for CT Scan services as urged the residents to enroll for the cover and utilize the facility.
Wanga noted that revamping of the dialysis unit was ongoing noting that it had been a challenge for a long time despite the increasing number of patients requiring the service.
The new facility has a well-equipped modern theatre room which can offer 8-10 surgeries a day.
She stated that previously, patients from Homa Bay County were being referred to Kisumu for CT scan services.
“From today there will be no more referrals, infact patients from neighbouring counties like Migori will be referring their patients to our facility,” he said.
She said that the CT scan will also be a source of revenue generation for the health sector but stressed that service delivery to the residents of Homa Bay County is paramount.
By Brian Odhiambo and Davis Langat