Garissa County government will support Masalani Sub county referral Hospital to acquire medical equipment to enable residents in the far flung sub county to access health services.
Garissa Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane said Masalani residents are forced to travel for long distances to seek medication in Garissa or other health facilities and added that it is difficult especial for pregnant women who develop complication during deliveries that require urgent medical attention.
“We will prioritize Masalani Sub-County referral hospital to address some of the emergencies and save lives of our people instead of travelling for over 50 Kilometres to seek medication”, Dagane said.
The Deputy Governor made the remarks when he toured Masalani referral hospital and witnessed the first Caesarean (C-section) conducted on a mother by the doctors at the facility’s theatre. The C-section was successfully conducted.
The DG asked the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Abdi Malik Ibrahim to liaise with the County government in order to help acquire necessary medical equipment that will enable the sub county hospital run 24-hour pointing out that they planned to boost the operation of the facility this financial year 2022/2023.
Mr Dagane was accompanied by Masalani MCA Yunis Abdi and Waberi ward MCA Abukar Sugow.
The deputy governor Mr abdi Dagane who hails from the region said he will make deliberate effort to improve other departments within the hospital and called on the staff to work for people adding that drugs are now available.
By Mohamed Dahir