By Obegi Malack
Kiserian residents will now receive health services conveniently after a new health-care facility was unveiled recently.
The hospital, Centrum Berliner Medical Centre, is expected to improve services in the town whose population is increasing at a rapid rate.
The hospital’s Director Rael Kerubo said Kajiado West Constituency has challenges of access to health care and the hospital will reduce workload in public health facilities.
She said the medical centre boasts of spacious labour wards and a state-of-the-art newborn unit. “These are services that are not available in many centres in this area,” she noted.
The director, who is a member of Rotary Club of Ongata East members, said the medical Centre has professionals in the field of medicine who are ready to help the community at any time. “The community will access quality and affordable services. The centre provides blood sugar checks in a modern laboratory and also offers VCT services and family planning and reproductive health services,” she said.
It also offers first aid, advanced emergency care of injuries and emergency stabilization, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, minor surgeries and outpatient services. Other servicesinclude ancillary services such as physiotherapy, nutrition and counselling.
Kajiado County Senator Philip Mpayeei said the health centre is a great initiative in the area. He said the centre will ensure the community gets timely and efficient services.
“Many hospitals in Kiserian and the surrounding areas have few medical centres. They have no medicine and have poor services. Ensure that you provide professional services since you have facilities and staff,” he advised. He said pregnant women can get services closer to home than travelling to Matasia ,Rongai and Ngong facilities.
Former Member of Parliament for Kitutu Masaba Constituency, Walter Nyambati said health people contribute to the fast growth of the nations ‘economy. “The new facility contributes to government Universal Health Coverage (UHC),” he said.
The hospital will fill lack of enough hospitals gap in the town and reduce distance covered by resident to access medical services, he said.The town has few health centres many suffering from shortages of staff, essential drugs, and basic medical equipment.