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Busia County donates Sh5 million medical equipment

Khunyangu Hospital Eyecare Unit received a major boost after the Busia County government donated Sh5million medical equipment to the clinic.

Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi addressing residents of Marachi in Butula. Photo by Absalom Namwalo 

This comes one month after the facility received a donation of medical equipment worth Sh3.5 million from Fred Hollows Foundation.  With adequate and relevant infrastructure in place, an eye care clinic is set to go operational at Khunyangu Sub County hospital in weeks’ time as revealed by Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi.

“We have installed requisite eye care machines to the tune of Sh5 million at the hospital and soon Busia residents will be able to access proper eye care services at a facility near them. This will in the process reduce the cost of finding these important services,” he said.

The County administration has already completed a theatre, an X-ray and a new 40-bed capacity ward within the hospital with construction of a mortuary underway.

This will be a big boost to the residents of Butula Sub County who had to spend hundreds of cash in terms of transport in their effort to access affordable medical assistance from Busia County Referral Hospital or Alupe Sub County Referral Hospital.

Mulomi further revealed that the health facility in Bumala B where a Kenya Medical Training College is being constructed will be upgraded to a Sub- County hospital this month.

He appealed to Busia residents during this Covid-19 time to seek medical assistance from hospital whenever they experience difficulties in breathing and refrain from self-medication that may result in death.

Mulomi urged teachers to come out in large numbers to ensure that they get vaccinated as the next batch of vaccine docks in the County.

He encourages the residents to continue observing Covid-19 protocols in the midst of the third wave of Indian Variant

“Statistics of the first batch of Covishield vaccination recorded a low turn up in the number of teachers that received the jab, I therefore urge teachers to ensure they are vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect themselves and our children,” he said warning that the Delta variant is deadly and doesn’t present common symptoms.

By Absalom Namwalo

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