Deputy President William Ruto has launched equipment worth 500 million shillings at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Level 5 Hospital in Umoja, Nairobi County, as part of the efforts to transforming the country’s healthcare system.
The equipment includes an Oxygen plant (Sh100 million), Radiology equipment (Sh 243 million) and theatre Instruments and sterilizing Equipment ((Sh 91.7million) among others.
Speaking after distributing the equipment on Tuesday, Mr Ruto said the apparatus, which is part of the Managed Equipment Services Programme (MES), would benefit residents of Eastland’s among other areas in Nairobi County.
The Deputy President who was with Governor Mike Sonko (Nairobi) said the distribution of equipment under the MES programme was aimed at increasing access to specialized health services.
“Mama Lucy Kibaki is one of the hospitals that benefited from specialised medical equipment by the Government of Kenya through the Managed Equipment Services Programme in the financial year, 2015/2016,” said Mr Ruto.
He said other than saving Sh20 million, the Oxygen Plant is approximated to raise Sh 40 million yearly from sales to other health facilities.
“These are some of the efforts and commitment by the Government in collaboration with the development partners to increase access to specialized health services geared towards achieving Universal Health Coverage,” said Mr Ruto.