Voi, Friday May 18, 2018
Taita-Taveta County government has received a CT-Scan valued at Sh100 million to boost delivery of health services in the region.
The state-of-the-art medical equipment was procured through a national government financing programme in partnership with the County.
Governor Granton Samboja said the machine, which had the capacity to serve 200 patients a day, would greatly reduce the cost for thousands of people in the region.
Samboja was speaking at Moi County Referral Hospital during the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the CT-scan building.
Another CT-scan bought by the previous regime would be installed in Taveta Sub-county hospital.
“We are happy to start this project as part of our commitment to improve health services for our people,” said the Governor.
He added that the project will be completed within two months, although he expressed concern over the lack of human capital in health sector, which he said was being addressed as a priority by his government.
The County Executive Committee Member for health, Dr. Frank Mwangemi urged the staff at the biggest medical facility to support all initiatives meant to improve the welfare of the hospital.
He said that much was being done to ensure seamless service delivery was achieved in the region. “You should support us all to make this facility our pride,” he said.
The hospital has been referring a dozen patients to hospitals in Mombasa for specialized head scans.