Hamptons Hospital in Butere Sub County will commission an advanced cardiac centre at the institution towards the end of November.
The centre, which is set for completion by December 2020, will have a 5000 bed capacity and has the capacity to treat 12,000 patients daily.
More than 9000 health workers are also set to benefit from the centre through employment opportunities.
The hospital is part of the proposed Ksh200 billion Mwale Medical and Techno City (MMTC) project in Butere.
Explaining that the hospital mission is to become the leading cardiovascular research and treatment facility, Chief Executive Officer Maurice Siminyu pointed out that demand on health facilities in the region had increased immensely.
“The hospital currently provides inpatient and outpatient services for most medical conditions and the launch of the heart section will enhance the provision of urgent medical services in the region,” stated Siminyu.
More than 21000 patients in Kakamega County have received treatment this month alone, mostly through the hospital’s free medical camps, the CEO revealed.
In July, Hamptons Hospital launched an advanced cancer diagnostic and treatment centre at the facility.
“Currently our social workers have begun door to door campaigns to get families registered for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) coverage which will guarantee free treatment for patients visiting Hamptons hospital locations,” he stated, indicating that the hospital plans to open more branches in different locations.
Siminyu asserted that the hospital aims to provide universal health care access not only to Kenyans, but to people across the entire East and Central Africa region.