The health sector in Mombasa received a major boost after a sh. 12 M newborn unit was launched at the Coast General Teaching and Referral hospital.
The wing’s modernization was funded by Safaricom foundation in partnership with the Mombasa County government.
The newborn wing also offers specialized treatment and care for premature born babies and with various health complications.
While launched the unit, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho said his County government has prioritised health.
He said the county was mobilizing resources to renovate, upgrade and launch new health facilities in all its six Sub counties to ensure locals access high standard medical services in modern health facilities.
The Mombasa County Chief noted that the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital has received an extreme make over and modernization since 2013.
He lauded the heath staff for their tireless efforts in ensuring locals within and outside Mombasa County access proper health services from qualified medical practitioners.
“We now receive referrals even from established private hospitals within and outside Mombasa isn’t that a milestone in our health sector?” posed Joho.
He said compared to the private health facilities, the CGTRH has resident and dedicated doctors and nurses manning the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
[The Newborn Unit at the CGTRH. Photo/GPS].
“We want to thank Safaricom foundation for the strong partnership, we urge other private stakeholders to join the efforts in ensuring locals across the region access universal, modern, up to the standard medical services from qualified practitioners,” he noted.
On her part, Safaricom foundation official Rita Okuthe said the project was among the many health projects that Safaricom foundation is initiating across the country to improve health services to Kenyans.