Residents of Nairobi woke up to good news as city Hall is set to roll out out patient services at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, with the unit already existing and healthcare equipment worth sh10 million.
Nairobi County Health chief officer Mohammed Sahal said that medical drugs worth sh2 million had been purchased as the county government aims at increasing access, affordability and reducing congestion in the health sector.
“Our aim is make affordable health services accessible to everyone. The outpatient unit will handle minor ailments such as malaria, typhoid, emergency injuries and others catering to the public’s increasing basic health needs without unnecessary referrals,” said Mr Sahal.
The chief officer observed that laboratory services, comprehensive care, physiotherapy services and screening (blood sugar, hypertension and other basic tests) will be made available at the outpatient unit.
Mothers and school children will greatly benefit from this as there shall be comprehensive healthcare including pre-natal and post-natal services.
According to the chief officer, this is a move to the right direction as the government is in the move of improving health facilities across the country.