Kenya government has signed a US$42m deal with a Chinese healthcare delegation for construction of a hospital in Nyandarua County. This is in line with the Governor Francis Kimemia agenda of providing accessible health service sector that is preventive, curative, responsive, efficient and affordable.
The agreement which was signed by Prof Li Zuo and Kidney Research Kenya, led by Dr. Macharia Gakuru, will see the construction of a 400 bed capacity hospital. The hospital is specifically set to provide renal health care for residents.
“This agreement is a follow-up of the meeting we had in China last July in which we committed to invite potential investors to put up investments in our County’s health system,” said Governor Kimemia.
The deal will also see other county health facilities among them JM Kariuki hospital and Engineer hospital upgraded. The current renal unit providing dialysis services was set up at the JM Kariuki hospital under the devolved County administration.
The unit started offering hemodialysis services catering for patients from Laikipia, Nakuru and Nyandarua counties. The initial session had three patients, but has since increased to 22 patients.
The involved parties will also explore a training program in renal services; standardization of renal treatment, diagnostics and procedures; alongside physical investments in health equipment and facilities.
“Our intention is to create a holistic approach around renal services. We are interested in investing in knowledge, skills, physical equipment and facilities to meet the needs of the patients. That way, decision making for health can be informed by local data at the County level. I also urge the county government to invest in research and development in health, inclusive of renal diseases,” said Prof Zou.
more recommended stories
Kenya to ratify protocol to the African Charter on the rights of PWDS
Kenya is set to ratify the.
UNICEF committed to support children issues in Kenya
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has.
CS Henry Rotich detained by DCI
Treasury CS Henry Rotich was, on Monday, detained by.
DPP orders arrest of CS Rotich over Arror and Kimwarer dam scandal
Treasury CS Henry Rotich and PS.
KFS officers fired over illegal logging in Mbooni Forest
Four officers of the Kenya Forestry.
CS Matiang’i orders deportation of 17 foreigners in betting row
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has.
WFP to support youth employment in Kenya
World Food Programme (WFP) has a.
Dennis Itumbi released on KSh100,000 cash bail
The court has released State House.
Ongwae gives 90 days ultimatum to cut down eucalyptus along rivers
Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has.
App empowers Kenyan shop owners with business skills
A new digital app is being.