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Nyeri Referral Hospital received a major boost after a German Company donated Sh 15 Million modern diagnostic system equipment which will ensure more efficient services at the hospital’s laboratory.

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Analyticon Biotechnologists jointly with Prime Health Pharma Ltd donated the laboratory equipment which include Hermatology analyzer, Coagulyzer Auto Pro and Urilyzer Flex equipment at the medical facility.

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The modern automated equipment will greatly improve the services and ensure efficiency in the laboratory since the tests results which initially took two hours will only take one hour.

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These machines, urilyzer which analysis urine, hematology analyzer used for counting leucocytes, red cells and platelets in blood, and coagulyzer will decogest the laboratory facility as analysis will no longer be done manually.

The new equipment has a capacity of releasing 400 results at once compared to only eight tests with the earlier equipment.

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Nyeri Governor H.E. Mutahi Kahiga who received the donation lauded the organisations for the donation saying it is a big boost to the health sector in the county especially at this time the county is piloting Universal Health Coverage project.

Nyeri as one of the four UHC pilot counties has embraced PPP (Public-Private partnership)as a way of bolstering UHC efficiency.

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The Governor received the donation from Analyticon Business area Europe (East) & Africa Manager Nobert Grabow, Director Sales Jochen Dersch and Prime Health Pharma official George Kihara.

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The organisations will also train the staff who will be operating the machines and also will be servicing the equipment to ensure efficient services.

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Germany has confidence with the Nyeri Referral Hospital laboratory since it is the only one which is ISO certified in upper Central Kenya.

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The Governor is committed to enhance the status of the laboratory which has since been modernized.

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Others present included Health CEC Rachel Kamau, Economic advisor Ndirangu Gachunia, County Secretary Ben Gachichio and Chief of Staff Paul Wambugu among others.

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