Five surgical theatres to boost healthcare, strengthen UHC in Kisumu

Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o commissioned the operating rooms at the Kombewa and Muhoroni sub-county hospitals. [Photo, Standard]

The county government has launched surgical theatres in two Level 4 hospitals in a bid to improve access to healthcare.

Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o on Tuesday and Wednesday commissioned the operating rooms at the Kombewa and Muhoroni sub-county hospitals, bringing to five the number of facilities with capacity to offer minor but life-saving surgical treatments.

Mr Nyong’o said his administration would ensure health facilities were completed and equipped in line with objectives of the universal health coverage (UHC) programme, which Kisumu is piloting with three other counties.

“The county is focused on improving access to affordable quality healthcare for everyone without discrimination, and protection from financial catastrophe as a result of ill health. The two days have seen us achieve a milestone in the plan to expand surgical and specialised health services,” the governor said in a statement.

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Other facilities with installed theatres include Ahero, Kisumu County and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospitals.

Pap Onditi, Chulaimbo and Gita hospitals are also scheduled to receive surgical theatres, health workers and modern equipment as the Nyongo’s administration seeks to provide better services in each of the seven sub-counties.

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