Sh38bln medical equipment project to be implemented by June

The Sh38 billion Government Medical Equipment Project will be implemented fully by the end of June 2016.

A report from the Ministry of Health says 96 operation rooms out of 112 nation-wide, were fully equipped with modern operation machines by mid May, adding that hindrances to the full implementation of the project have been rectified.

The report indicates Nakuru and Machakos Counties have already installed equipments used for patients in critical conditions, with similar installations on-going in referral hospitals in Embu, Coastal Kenya, Garrisa, Kakamega, Kisii, Kiambu and Nyeri counties.

The project aims to equip four national hospitals and two refferal hospitals in counties with state-of-the-art modern medical equipment for quality health delivery.

All the 47 devolved units contributed to the leasing of the equipment in 2015, after governors signed leasing forms from the Ministry of Health, in the national government.

Governors had raised concerns over the delayed implementation of the project, saying county Health facilities are in dire need of the equipment.

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