ICU supplies and equipment worth $199,000 were given to the Kitengela Sub-County Hospital on June 10th, 2022. Kitengela Sub-County Hospital was equipped with better medical capabilities thanks to KOICA’s collaboration with Kajiado County Government and UNOPS.
The hospital was initially built by KOICA in 2008 as a health facility, and it was officially opened as a hospital in 2011. Two intensive care unit beds, three cardiac beds, two resuscitation units, three ventilators, five patient monitors, and other essential medical supplies were among the important ICU equipment given out.
Given the country’s rising COVID-19 infection rates, the transfer of the essential ICU equipment couldn’t have happened at a better time. The hospital was unable to manage critical care cases during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic due to a shortage of ICU beds and supplies.
The Deputy Governor of the Kajiado County Government, Mr. Martin Mushosho, said during the handover ceremony: “This contribution means a lot to the Kajiado County Government and the people we serve. As Kitengela’s population grows, we can now provide critical care services.”
“It has been a long-standing cooperation with the Kajiado County Government and UNOPS, and we look forward to contributing more in the health sector not just in Kajiado County but also in Kenya as a whole,” stated Mr. Jang Hee Im, country director of KOICA in Kenya.
Emma Akinyi, a representative for UNOPS East and Southern Africa, said: “We are appreciative of the chance to work with KOICA and the County Government of Kajiado to support COVID-19 response activities in Kajiado County, Kenya.”
The maternity department, which handles 500 patients per day and performs 70 deliveries per day, is the busiest section in the sub-county hospital. Because the clinic lacked an intensive care unit (ICU), patients with preeclampsia were previously referred to the Kenyatta National Hospital.
KOICA is pleased to support Kenya’s COVID-19 response in collaboration with the County Government of Kajiado and UNOPS.