Msambweni Hospital in Kwale County has received a major boost after the national government equipped its newly built Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Kwale governor Salim Mvurya said the hospital, one of the largest health referral facilities at the Coast, has received the equipment worth Sh250 million.
He added that the ICU would start operations after the training of staff, which ends on Saturday.
“This is the transformation that Kwale residents have been dreaming of.
“We pledged to our people when we sought their votes in 2013 that we will change things.
“Our people from now on do not have to travel to Mombasa, Nairobi or abroad to seek modern treatment and healthcare. They can get it right here at home,” Mr Mvurya said when he inspected the facility yesterday accompanied by his deputy Ms Fatuma Achani.
The ICU was installed after a major rehabilitation of buildings that cost Sh28 million. The construction of a maternity wing and a dialysis centre at the hospital is almost complete.
President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the hospital last year and promised that the national government would supply equipment to the ICU once completed.
“We have received the equipment as a fulfilment of the pledge by President Kenyatta last year and we are grateful for that. We expect to get more assistance from the government,” said the governor.”