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 Kiambu County Government is constructing a 400-bed capacity reproductive health wing, complete with an ICU, at the Thika Level 5 Hospital to help ease the challenges expectant mothers face in the county.  This was in addition to the has completed 18 mother and child health clinics across the entire county.

This was revealed by Kiambu Governor Hon. William Gitau Kabogo during his Jamuhuri Day speech at Ndumberi Grounds in Kiambu Sub County.

His government is also scheduled to construct other 200-bed level four hospitals in Kabete, Lari, Kikuyu and Limuru sub-counties in order to alleviate some of the challenges faced by the county hospitals.

He added that his government had heavily invested heavily in human resource. Over the last six months, 100 nurses had been hired and deployed to various health centers around.

The county government is also collaborating with the private sector to improve the quality of health services delivery in Kiambu. This year, Kiambu County Government signed an MOU with Max Health Care from India, that will see Kiambu residents access health care in hospitals in India for cases that cannot be treated in the local hospitals. This arrangement assures residents of special tariffs, inclusive of flight, accommodation and the cost of medical care. In addition, Kiambu residents will also enjoy on site surgeries for cases that can be handled here by specialists from India.

In October this year, Thika Level 5 Hospital benefitted from a sh.179m procurement for an ultra-modern laboratory, dental and renal departments and a modern ICU unit.

The renal department is already complete with five dialysis machines to cater for kidney patients while the ICU unit will be complete in a couple of months. 

Construction of the sh.30m laboratory and dental departments are also expected to be completed very soon.

The hospital also purchased assorted equipment at a sum of sh.38m with a further Sh.95m has been budgeted to procure Incubators, Mammography equipment, Digital X-Ray machines, Endoscopy machines as well as Utra-Sound machines.

They have already procured 70 new beds and are in the process of acquiring 190 more beds to replace the old ones. Ksh.16m has also been set aside to improve on its general outlook. Part of this money has been allocated for the replacement and disposal of its  old asbestos roofs which are known to cause cancer.

Recently, the hospital managed to get its first skin specialist.

All these improvement are meant to ease congestion within the various units of the institution as well as improving the working conditions of its staff. 

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