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Israel Company donates Sh30 million CT scan machine to Trans Nzoia

Health services in Trans Nzoia County received a major boost following a donation of a 32 Slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scan machine by an Israel manufacturing company.

Representatives from Elsmed Africa, a supplies company on behalf of Israel’s Siemens Company, handed over the CT Scan machine to Governor George Natembeya at his office in Kitale town.

Receiving the Sh30 million gadget, a jovial Natembeya described acquisition of the equipment as a big relief to the area residents who he noted incur added medical and transport costs while seeking similar services outside the county.

“This 32 slice CT Scan is going to tremendously improve health services provision to our people, especially in the diagnostic section,” remarked Natembeya.

He disclosed that the cutting-edge CT scan technology machine will be installed at Mr. Elgon Hospital, which is an extended wing of the Kitale Sub County Hospital.

Inquiries by Kenya News Agency indicated patients in the County are forced to seek CT Scan services from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret.

“Once installed, our people will be saved from costly and time-consuming referrals, which at times lead to preventable deaths. In fact this is not a blessing to Trans Nzoia residents only but also to patients in neighbouring counties of West Pokot, Bungoma, and Elgeyo Marakwet,” he added.

The County Chief expressed gratitude toward Israel for the medical equipment which he noted would be extremely handy in diagnosing tumors, examination of internal bleeding, injuries and related ailments.

By Maurice Aluda

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