Isiolo makes great stride under UHC
Renovated and expandedThe medical department has renovated and expanded the mental and psychiatric unit, eye, dental and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) units. The old mortuary has also been modernised.
SEE ALSO :3 herders killed in bandit attack“Due to these infrastructural developments, we have been able to improve our services to the residents who seek treatment at any of our facilities,” said Alio. Maternity and laboratory services have also improved. “The government hospital previously had a bad image due to lack of drugs and diagnosis equipment, but today we are actually overwhelmed by the high number of patients turning up to seek services,’’ he observed. Records indicate that the number of patients turning up for treatment at Isiolo Referral Hospital has risen by an average 200 per cent, while at dispensaries the lowest increase stands at 40 per cent. ‘‘I resolved to seek treatment here because I can get all the medical tests my family requires. Tests in private clinics are very expensive,’’ Jamal Yussuf told Saturday Standard at the facility. The county has also employed an additional 85 nurses to complement the existing 225. There are additional 11 laboratory technologists, one physician, and two radiologists and a gynecologist.
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