Machakos Level Five Referal Hospital made history on Friday when it became the first public institution in lower Eastern region to conduct successful brain surgery.
The delicate operation conducted on a 52-year-old Henry Mutinda was carried out by a team of doctors and nurses led by Lead Surgeon Dr Sam Njiru and Machakos Level 5 superintendent Dr.Alvin Wachira who have expressed optimism of a full recovery for the patient.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua who witnessed the surgery congratulated the able team claiming that the surgery is a step in the right direction for equal access to health for all in Machakos.
Mutua went on to reveal that the county was in the process of launching the first cancer centre set up by a county government in two months time with the county haven allocated 542 million for the renovation and purchase of equipment for our hospitals.
“In terms of milestones in our health sector, in two months, we will be opening the first cancer centre set up by a county government, and 15 new community hospitals which will operational beginning next week. In the 2019/2020 budget, I have allocated 542 million to the renovation and purchase of equipment for our hospitals”.
He added; “My government remains committed to quality healthcare by ensuring patients do not share beds since 2013, modern theatres, Intensive Care Units and an amazing maternity wing, where our mothers shower with warm water. This is in addition to the availability of drugs and the cleanest public health facilities in East Africa and beyond”.
This happening just a few months after the Embu Level Five hospital made history after it became the first public institution in Mt Kenya and upper Eastern region to conduct successful brain surgery.
The hospital has embarked on a transformation into a referral and teaching institution.
The delicate operation to remove a blood clot in the brain was carried out by a team of five doctors and five nurses and was witnessed by Governor Martin Wambora.