Health CS unveils Sh200m CT Scan Centre at Coast General Hospital

The National Government commissioned a CT Scan Centre at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital to improve health services at the coastal region.


The CT Scan Centre which was unveiled by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki was constructed at a cost of Sh. 200 million inclusive of the state -of-the-art 64-slice CT scan, furniture, human resource for health, maintenance costs and training expenses among others .


The CS who was accompanied by the Ministry Chief Administrative  Secretary, Dr. Rashid Aman, Principal Secretary Susan Mochache and Mombasa County Deputy Governor William Kingi said the new machine at the facility will improve diagnosis of diseases and cut down travel costs for patients in the region, who initially had to seek the services in other counties.

The CS inspected all facilities supported by the national government at the facility and urged the County Government to work with the national government to improve the outreach of health services in the county.

“Let was not play with the public health. We are here to help one another and  assist the Mwananchi to get quality medical services,’’ she said.

She disclosed that the national government has established radiotherapy Centre’s in Nakuru, Garissa and Mombasa and is currently engaging India and China on issues of specialization.

The CS commended the County Government for taking seriously matters of health and initiating outreach services in sub counties to decongest the General Hospital and praised the county for agreeing to implement the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme.

The CS toured the Cancer Centre, cardiac centre, radiotherapy construction site, intensive care unit, maternity wing and also commissioned a Minimal Access Theatre for laparoscopy and endoscopy cases.  In total the hospital has 10 theatres.

During the occasion she donated immunization equipment worth Sh 40 million to the county government to support immunization coverage in lower level facilities.

“We desire to have more collaborative delivery of health care and we are here to complement each other and not to compete,’’ she noted.

The Deputy Governor William Kingi said the county shall collaborate with the Ministry to advance health services in the region and has invested heavily in training of staff both internally and externally.

“We will work with your office and we are ready to support the national government programs,’ he assured.

The Ministry of Health has been able to scale up the proportion of health facilities offering immunization services from 69% to 90% in Mombasa county through the distribution and installation of 70 specialized vaccine refrigerators, 12 of which were launched by the CS today alongside a motorbike all at a cost of 36 million shillings.




Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki tours Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mombasa County during the official opening of MES CT SCAN Project.