Sunday, May 19, 2024

Kisumu heightens its healthcare hub, welcomes new hospital for children

Kisumu county is on the move to become a medical hub for medical specialists.

The county has pushed towards providing a comprehensive and holistic healthcare services to serve the rising consumer demand for the overall treatment of body and mind.

Affordable costs, high quality medical professionals, healthcare facilities and superb wellness services have propelled demand for Kisumu’s medical and wellness services.

With the fertility rate at 4.8 per cent various facilities are now on the move to serve the medical demands for patients in Kisumu.

The growing in strength of healthcare sector in Kisumu has been supported by highly qualified standard facilities

Dr. Gregory Ganda

According to acting County Executive Member for Health Dr. Gregory Ganda the county government is on the move make Kisumu a medical hub by reducing the cost of the health.

“The growing in strength of healthcare sector in Kisumu has been supported by highly qualified standard facilities,” said Dr. Ganda.

“We are starting to see private health facilities coming up, and being able to open up health sector in the county,” he furthered.

With the county’s fertility rate at 4.8 per cent, children health is also becoming a major concern.

Getrude is well known for its excellence in health, they are now setting foot in Kisumu and will act in the capacity of a curative wing for our children

Dr. Ganda

Children’s hospital

Last week the city witnessed the opening of the first ever children’s hospital to serve the demand for child health care centers.

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital opened a medical wing in Kisumu to cater for specialized pediatric needs.

The hospital will offer all kinds of children’s medical services including nutrition services for children

Benard Mpara

“Getrude is well known for its excellence in health, they are now setting foot in Kisumu and will act in the capacity of a curative wing for our children,” said Dr. Ganda.

According to Getrude’s communication director Benard Mpara, the outpatient wing has hired a number of pediatricians who will offer specialized child care services.

“The hospital will offer all kinds of children’s medical services including nutrition services for children,” said Mpara.

He went ahead to state, “we decided to set a branch in Kisumu because of the demand for child care services and we are hoping to get wider to all the lake region counties.”

Private facilities

With 60 per cent of the county’s population getting treatment from private facilities more medical facilities are expected to open up.

Dr. Ganda also revealed that the county government is on the move to open a digital platform dubbed Mama Grace Onyango Foundation for Digital Health, which will host 70 per cent of the communities in Kisumu.

The project was spearheaded by Kisumu County Government in partnership with NorthWest University in South Africa and Great Lakes University in Kisumu.

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News