On 7th July 2021,president Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday night commissioned five new hospitals in Nairobi county and directed them to offer 24hrs services to citizens.
The new health facilities are part of 24 such hospitals being constructed by Nairobi metropolitan service as part of a broad government plan to decongest Kenyatta national hospital, mama Lucy, pumwani and mbagathi hospital.
The hospitals launched by the head of state in the four hour night operation were two in number level 2 hospitals at Gichagi in kangemi and Gatina in Kawangware as well as level 3 in Mukuru kwa Reuben, Tersia kwa Ndege and our lady of Nazareth in Mukuru kwa Njenga.
President Kenyatta who was accompanied by NMS director general Mohammed Bandi and other senior officers directed public hospitals in Nairobi to offer 24 hour services to ensure city residents access health facilities whenever they need them.
"The dispensaries and level two health facilities should operate 24 hours services in order to decongest Kenyatta National Hospital and mama Lucy hospital. Instead of spending money to go and seek medical services at Kenyatta national hospital they need to access this service at facilities near to them, "president Kenyatta said.
Addressing the journalist who accompanied him in state house he said he chose to operate at night so as to adhere to covid 19 protocol.
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