WELCOME TO MAKUENI COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
OUR GREATEST MILESTONES
In 2016, the County Government of Makueni launched Makueni Care, a universal health program that aims to improve access to promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services and reduce the population’s high out-ofpocket expenditure. This program is meant to complement the other existing programs in the county. The target population of Makueni Care are residents of Makueni county. Residency is verified using the national identity card. People who reside in the county, but whose national identity card reflects otherwise must show proof of six months of continuous residency in the county. Households pay an annual registration fee of KES 500 (USD 4.87) to register for the program. This is in stark contrast to the monthly premium of KES 500 per family charged by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), which the county government felt was unaffordable. Find more details on MAKUENI CARE PROGRAM on the attached document.
The facility has state of the art facilities, which incorporate the following aspects of care: Gynaecological, obstetric, neonatal consultation services, antenatal wards, ultramodern new born unit with neonatal intensive care unit complete with a phototherapy unit, postsurgical wards, labour ward with private rooms and six delivery beds, twin operating theatre, gynaecological wards, neonatal ward (for both sick and well neonates), aquabirthing facility (a first in public hospitals in Kenya), specialised units like pre-eclampsia rooms for mothers with pregnancy related hypertension complications, and Kangaroo mother care room (for preterm neonates). The facility has twin operating theatres, bringing the total number of theatres in the county to 14. These theatres will be a major boost in the expansion of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care services.
The Oxygen plant was Installed and commissioned in January 2017. The plant is able to produce 280 litres per minute of oxygen with purity levels above 95%.
The plant uses cylinder refilling module and manifold with a capacity to refill 12-18 cylinder of 8.5 m 3 in 2hours. The oxygen produced from plant is piped to CTU, Casualty, Ward 1 Medical, Ward 1 Surgical, Ward 3, two theatres in main hospital, two theatres in Mother and Child hospital, ICU, Rena Unit, NBU and labour ward.
Oxygen from the plant is also supplied to all health facilities in Makueni County.
The oxygen plant has provided a cheaper and convenient source of oxygen unlike before when oxygen was sourced from Nairobi.
CANCER PREVENTION SERVICES
We provide free breast and cervical cancer screening services from Monday to Friday. We also offer free family planning education and HIV counseling and testing services within our clinic space in partnership with AMPATH. These services are sometimes offered outside MCRH during the many medical camps that we organize. In addition, we offer general cancer awareness education to all the people who walk in and just want their questions on cancer addressed.
DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER
We provide diagnostic services such as Fine needle aspiration cytology and biopsies including Bone marrow either at our clinic space or at designated hospital spaces. All patients are reviewed and advised appropriately.
TREATMENT OF CANCER
We all types of current and effective chemotherapy at our spacious, comfortable and entertaining chemotherapy lounge under close monitoring by qualified and experienced nurses. We work closely with Surgeons, pathologists and Radiologists to ensure proper monitoring of response to chemotherapy.
Today marks 3years and 9 months of dialysis program that has seen the facility successfully carry out 230-250 sessions per month.
It has a capacity of five beds and five dialysis machines but these are still not sufficient to cater for all patients in need of dialysis (Sometimes machines breaks down frequently).We recommend effective equipping to ensure timely delivery of specialized health care services. The unit has health professionals who care for dialysis patients. Care team includes: Two Nephrologist, Six licenced Nephrology Nurse, One renal dietitian, One trained Biomedical technician, One trained laboratory technician. It is covered by National Hospital Insurance Funds(NHIF) Which contributes in ensuring that dialysis procedures are available per patient.NHIF supports two sessions of dialysis per week at ksh 9500. Patients Rights:
1: Quality care
2: Right to information
3: Individual treat
4: Privacy and confidentiality
5: Services without discrimination
6: Treatment options
7: Emergency care
8: Medical consultation
9: Dietary counselling.
We are pioneers in providing out-patient blood transfusion services at our clinic spaces. We have dedicated beds and staff to ensure safe out-patient blood transfusion.
COVID 19 ISOLATION UNIT AND PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
The first covid-19 case in Makueni County was reported on 31 st June 2020 and as of 21 st September 2021, 2141 Cases had been confirmed, of these cases 269 have been admitted and managed at the Makueni county referral hospital CTU. Before reporting of the index case in our county, a COVID 19 isolation and treatment unit (CTU) had already been established as directed by the Ministry of Health Kenya. This isolation unit has a bed capacity of 12 patients all with access to Oxygen supply. The unit has three well demarcated zone: Red zone where patients are managed from, yellow zone; where donning and doffing is done and a Green zone; which include staff lounge, nursing station, doctors room and is where the PHEOC is located.
Public Health Emergency Operations Center(PHEOC) was established early this year with support from Global Implementation Solutions (GIS) and the Kenya National PHEOC. Its core functions include coordinate incident information, plan for emergency response, mobilization of resources and prevent future public health emergencies.
- Diagnosis and treatment is done within the following sub- specialities:
- Neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy
- cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
- Pediatric physiotherapy
- Orthopedic physiotherapy
- Physiotherapy in women’s health
- Sports physiotherapy.
Common conditions managed include:
- Spine and peripheral joint arthritis
- Mechanical spine and neck pain
- Pre/post-surgical conditions
- Pre/postnatal care programs
- Muscle and joint pain/ weakness brought about by neurological conditions such as stroke, upper and lower motor neuron diseases, multiple sclerosis
- Sports injuries and return to sport rehabilitative programs
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