Kilifi health complex to begin operations early next year

Written By: KBC Reporter

The first phase one of the Multi-million Kilifi health complex is nearing completion.

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The county government notes the ultramodern facility that is being constructed in Kilifi town has been earmarked to provide a boost to the healthcare sector.

The facility is expected to begin operations early next year.

Speaking in Malindi town Kilifi CEC Member for health Dr. Omar Anisa said the complex will have a fully fledged cancer unit, a whole Trauma center and emergencies unit.

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She further noted that cancer has become a disaster since the region admits up to four patients weekly from throat, breast, colon, or cervical cancer.

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According to the CEC, the new complex will be fully equipped with screening tools and treatment facilities at the cancer unit.

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In the proposed plan, the first floor of the complex will hold the Intensive Care Unit which will have six beds and another six for High Dependency Unit effectively helping reduce the number of referrals to Mombasa at Coast General hospital.

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Dr. Omar said the county has consultants and 54 doctors who are outside the country undergoing intensive training and will soon return when the complex is ready.

Majority of these medical practitioners she said went to study trauma, oncology, which are related to cancer treatment while others are studying pathology.

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