With the Vihiga County Referral Hospital undertaking a major face-lift, the facility is set to receive a 32 slice CT scan machine worth Sh.41million within the next two months.
This follows the signing of a partnership contract between Vihiga County government and Nairobi based Meditek Supplies Limited.
According to the agreement seen by Kenya News Agency (KNA), the CT scan machine would be supplied, commissioned and installed at the Mbale hospital within eight weeks.
Speaking to KNA on Monday, the County’s Chief Officer (CO) in charge of Medical Services, Arnold Mamadi said the agreement had also mandated the company to supply other related equipment and services to
the County Referral Hospital.
We have signed an agreement with supplier of a German made CT scan. The machine will be supplied, commissioned and installed in about eight weeks from now, confirmed Mamadi, adding that the initiative
would be a boost for local patients.
The CO regretted that lack of CT scan services forced the County Hospital to refer at least ten of its patients to well-equipped hospitals in neighbouring counties daily.
According to Mamadi, an average of ten patients are forced to seek the services elsewhere daily.
Our people have been suffering for long. Thus, the reason the health department decided to invest in the 32 slice CT scan machine, he noted, adding that the machine would boost service delivery.
The Meditek Director, Prittin Patel revealed that the company would bring on board experts to help with relevant technical skills, especially on usage of the equipment as well as training.
We are committed to this contract and are going to provide our experts and engineers that would help in training users, noted Patel.
Source: Kenya News Agency