President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Tuesday night commissioned five new hospitals in the county of Nairobi.
The new hospitals that have been directed to offer 24-hour services were constructed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) as plans by the government to dicongest Kenyatta National Hospital, Mama Lucy, Pumwani, and Mbagathi hospitals.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday night commissioned five new hospitals in Nairobi County and directed them to offer 24-hour services to residents.
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The new health facilities are part of 24 such hospitals being constructed by Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) as part of a broad Government plan to decongest Kenyatta National Hospital, Mama Lucy, Pumwani and Mbagathi hospitals.
The hospitals launched by the Head of State in the four-hour night operation were two-level 2 hospitals at Gichagi in Kangemi and Gatina in Kawangware as well as level 3 hospitals in Mukuru Kwa Rueben, Tassia Kwa Ndege and Our Lady of Nazareth in Mukuru Kwa Njenga.” Said State House
Addressing journalists after the exercise, the Head of State said that he chose to work at night so as to comply with the COVID-19 measures in the country.
“Addressing journalists who accompanied him during the night operation at State House, Nairobi after the exercise, the President said he chose to commission the new hospitals at night so as to adhere to Covid-19 containment protocols.” Said State House