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KILIFI COUNTY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF ULTRA MODERN HEALTH COMPLEX CENTRE

KILIFI TO CONSTRUCT 0.5 BILLION HEALTH COMPLEX
....By Stanley Mwahanga/Governorâs Press Service
The construction of the Kilifi County ultra modern Health Complex Centre has begun in earnest following the commissioning of the project by H.E Amason Kingi.
The project which will boast a High Dependence Unit (HDU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency and Response Unit, two state-of-the-art theatres and a Cancer Screening Centre at a cost of Sh 500 million.
This is one of the major projects that the county government is undertaking to reduce referral cases from Kilifi to Mombasa and Nairobi and also improve health care services in the county.
Governor, Amason Kingi during the ground-breaking ceremony of the complex at the Kilifi County Hospital said the County was committed towards improving the health services in the county.
âThe situation especially in addressing the cancer menace is worrying. We know that cancer can be treated if detected at an early stage but what has been challenging is that we lacked the facility and we hope to change this trend,â said Kingi.
âIt has taken a toll on our people most are suffering in silence from this killer disease. Not a single week pass before we bury our people because of cancer,â stated the governor.
However, with the project now underway, the county hopes to reduce cancer cases by three-fold through early detection and screening once the project is complete. The project is set to be completed in about one and half yearâs time.
It will also attend to major emergencies including accidents which might occur along the busy Mombasa- Malindi road as the more than120 km stretch from Mtwapa to Malindi including Tana River is usually overwhelmed anytime there is an emergency leading to patients being referred to the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa.
The county government is also working with other stakeholders including top medical Institutions and research facilities in the State of Arizona in the United States to see how the county government will gain from this partnership.
According to Governor Kingi, discussions have been done concerning training of county personnel including specialized doctors and oncologist who will handle patients in the facility.
And also on equipping the facility with modern technology and machines that will help patients.
âAs we do this, we know that we will need specialized personell with the level of skills that will match the facility. That is why we have been in talks with top institutions including the University of Arizona to see how we can help each other either they can help us by providing trained man power or we can send some of our doctors to go and gain knowledge and once the facility is ready they can take up their positions in the facility,â said Kingi.
He said his administration has already sent a number of doctors for specialist training

 

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