DP Ruto opens ACT scan centere in Voi county referral Hospital

DP Ruto opens ACT scan centere in Voi county referral Hospital

BY CORRESPONDENT/KORIR JUMA, 1ST OCT 2018-Deputy President William Ruto on  Monday  toured Voi County Referral Hospital in Taita Taveta where he officially opened a CT scan centre. The DP is on a tour of the coast.

The centre, which houses a Sh100million lifesaving CT scan imaging
machine with a capacity of 240 images a day is the first of its kind in
the region and Ruto said he hopes it will not underutilized.

“When we formed the government, we made a decision that we must
improve the healthcare of Kenyans. Reduce the distance they are
traveling to seek critical medical services and that is why we promised
to install CT scan machines in at least 37 hospitals countrywide,” said
Ruto.

The Deputy President who had earlier said he’s in the region to see government’s development projects said there are several things that CT scanner can do.

The Deputy President who arrived at the hospital in the morning
accompanied by the Governor Granton Samboja was taken round as the team
of medical staff and CEO of Megascope Kenya Ltd (K) Richard Ngatia
explained to him how the modern kit operates.

At the launch of Mbololo-Ndii-Mlilo Water Project, Mbulia, Taita Taveta County

Megascope has partnered with Neusoft, a Chinese-based firm to procure
the Imaging machines for 36 other county hospitals across the country
on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

While assuring Ruto that the imaging machine will not be
underutilized, Ngatia, explained that they have jointly with Neusoft
started a training centre in Nairobi where radiographers, radiologists
and medical engineers will be undergoing training on how to use and
maintain the CT scans.

The training centre was opened late last month by Neusoft’s Vice President, Dan Zhang who had come to Kenya mainly for that purpose. A team of personnel from both Neusoft and Megascope are the ones facilitating the training program.Installation of the CT scan is a project of the national government meant to improve universal healthcare as President Uhuru Kenyatta promised in his economic recover.

Residents of Taita Taveta have welcomed its installation of the
machine saying they have been forced to seek such services in
neighbouring Tanzania.

Installation of the CT scan is a project of the national government
meant to improve universal healthcare as President Uhuru Kenyatta
promised in his economic recover.

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