Kenya: President Kenyatta presides over KU Hospital opening

Africa/Kenya/13-09-2020/Author: Christine Muchira/Source:

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to preside over the official opening of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital.
The 650-bed capacity National Referral Hospital is well equipped to offer services in Oncology, Trauma and Orthopedics among other specialised areas.
The hospital has been built and equipped with the latest technology with global standards expected to ease the financial burden of Kenyans seeking medical care abroad.
It will also be used to carry out medical/scientific research to come up with innovative ways to address health issues in the country and the region.
The grand opening of the hospital is in line with the President’s Big Four Agenda which aims to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2022.
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital is the first hospital in the country to operationalise the purely referral model which does not receive walk-in patients apart from emergency cases.
One of the hospital´s flagship projects is the Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre aimed at filling the cancer care gaps in the country in early screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Currently, the Cancer Centre can provide radiotherapy treatment to 60 patients a day, thereby reducing the waiting period experienced in the country today.
The hospital is also in the process of constructing and equipping the Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC) that will offer further Comprehensive Cancer Care.
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