Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit ( (GIZ) Health Sector Programme donated medical devices worth KES 10,465,000 to Kenyatta National Hospital as part of its efforts to improve the quality of health care delivery in the largest referral hospital in East and Central Africa. KNH has a bed capacity of 1,800. The equipment, which was received by the Hospital’s Chief Executive Office, Ms. Lily Koros on 17th October 2016, included CTG machines, drip stands, cardiac monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators, weighing machines, rescuscitaire, vital signs monitors, digital blood pressure machines, suction units, patient stretchers, examinationcouches among others. Medical devises and technologies are a key building block of health care delivery, without which quality care cannot be realised.
Ms. Koros, while receiving the equipment, noted that they will go a long way in reducing turn-around-time in accessing health care services, hence reducing mortalities at the Accidents and Emergency Unit and other beneficiary departments.
Since 2014, the German Development Corporation through the GIZ Health Sector Programme has been supporting Kenyatta National Hospital in improving quality of health care services. The partnership has mainly focused on improving the quality of health care delivery in the area of maternal and neonatal health and emergency response. This has resulted in significant reduction of maternal and child deaths. For GIZ, the collaboration has been one of the ways of supporting the Government of Kenya in provision of the highest attainable standard of health to its citizens as stipulated in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
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