Source: Nairobi Star
Thursday, 29 December 2011 00:09
Lack of adequate medical staff has been blamed for the delay in official opening of the High Dependence Unit at the Malindi District Hospital. Hospital Superintendent Morris Buni asked the government to urgently post more doctors at the hospital so that the new facility can be opened. “We have received modern equipment from the San Mateo University Hospital worth millions of shillings, but since the hospital does not have adequate medical staff, we cannot open the HDU,” Buni told reporters at the hospital yesterday. He said for the facility to be fully operational, it requires at least four doctors and 24 nursing officers.
He added that a total of six doctors have received specialised training from the
in Italy but said the six were not enough to make the facility run alongside other departments in the hospital.
The HDU, which is housed in the former Amenity Wing at the hospital, received equipment worth Sh50 million from San Mateo hospital early this year. The equipment include a CT scan machine, modern operation beds among others, whose operation require specialized training.