The J.M. Memorial level four hospital in Ol kalou, Nyandarua County will start offering CT scan services early next month.
The County Hospital Administrator, Mrs. Mary Njuguna informed the County Development and Implementation, Coordination Committee (CDICC) that the national government had already delivered scanning equipment worth millions of shillings for implementation.
The CT scan equipment is part of the Sh. 430 million worth of equipment delivered at the hospital by the national government which included X-ray, ultrasound, seven dialysis machines and incubators.
The CDICC Chairman who is also the Nyandarua County Commissioner (CC), Boaz Cherutich, urged the contractor who was on site, to ensure the facility,which is to house the equipment, was complete within a week to pave way for the launch of the CT scan early next month.
The Engineer level four hospital in South Kinangop within the county also received equipment worth Sh. 380 million which are already operational.
Cherutich said the services at the health facility were greatly improved and singled out the renal dialysis section as one of the most effective.
Patients requiring CT scans services have been incurring heavy expenses seeking for the CT scan services in far flung areas and can now heave a sigh of relief with the launch of the facility.
The Universal Health Care is among President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ‘Big Four’ agendas, the others include food security, affordable housing and manufacturing.
There is a concern however, over the acute shortage of staff at the X-ray, surgery and Radiology departments a situation that needs to be addressed immediately for effective service delivery.
Cherutich noted with satisfaction that the Last mile electricity connectivity in all the 376 primary schools in the county had been achieved save for Kahonge primary school which will be done by March 15 this year.
By Charles Njoroge