REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Patients stream to KNH as services resume to normalcy

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 March 2017 – Kenyatta National Hospital has doubled the number of patients seeking services after its doctors returned to work after signing a recognition agreement with the management.

Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) visited the Hospital on Monday and urged patients who missed their clinics during the strike period to visit the hospital for treatment since the services are now operating normally. “I am happy to note that our doctors are back and our patients are also back,’’ said the CS.

So far 900 patients have returned to the hospital and 100 have been treated at the casualty. “We shall be hiring more doctors from our neighboring countries and specialists from Cuba to supplement our numbers and improve the quality of care in our facilities countrywide. This is the right move for us since the doctor’s we have are not adequate for the population.

We want to bridge the gap by bringing in East African (EA) medics to ease the suffering of Kenyans,’’ said the CS.

The CS appealed to the county governments to improve medical services in their areas to relief KNH and Moi Teaching and Referral hospital to enable them to concentrate on their referral mandate.