Multimillion maternal health facility to be unveiled
The provision of maternal health services in Kiambu County is set to improve following the unveiling of the multi-million shillings reproductive health facility in June this year at the Thika level five hospital.
The Sh. 667 million facility, which is under construction, will have a 300 bed capacity similar to Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi County.
According to the Kiambu county director of health services and Thika level five hospital, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Andrew Toro, the facility will offer all the pre-natal, post-natal and all maternity services offered in other five star level hospitals across the country.
Toro, who spoke to the press from his office on Monday, said that Kiambu county department of health services is dedicated to offering quality services and expressed hopes that the facility will be equipped with the state of the art equipment, Bed Theater, 90 new born babies unit.
He added that three state of the art fully equipped theaters and a three bed ICU will also be included in the facility once it’s completed, adding that it will ensure that the patients visiting the hospital from Kiambu County and other neighboring counties like Machakos, Nairobi, Kajiado and Murang’a are served well and without delay.
Toro noted that the main aim of his department is to ensure that the services offered are standardized and also served with efficiency. He revealed that the Thika level five hospital has the best ICT and customer care department.
He said that through the ICT, he has monitored the hospital operations from his office.
“ICT has enabled me to monitor and see what happens in all the sections of the hospital,” Toro said.
He called upon the public to continue visiting the hospital and giving their compliments and complaints via the customer care desks, websites and the hotline numbers that have been provided, and promised that the issues raised will be addressed.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a