Homa Bay County residents will now receive a fast diagnosis after a Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan worth Kes40 million and an Out Patient Centre were launched at the County Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Homa Bay County Governor Gladys Wanga said that the CT scan equipment would improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, ensuring the best possible care for patients.

Wanga said it was a significant milestone for her administration to achieve her dreams within the first 100 days in office, as she promised the residents during the campaigns.

“My administration will continue to invest in and improve our healthcare system so that every resident can achieve the highest quality of life,” she said.

Further, the Governor said the county plans to construct a multi-storey building for the accident and emergency centre before the end of the year.

“We hope that at the end of this year, God willing, we will be back at this place officially opening the accident and emergency center plus a new outpatient unit,” she noted.

Additionally, she said that the newly built units are just the beginning of the significant development steps in the health sector.

The county boss said the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) would cater for CT Scan services and urged the residents to enrol for the cover and utilize the facility.

She also said that revamping the dialysis unit was ongoing, noting that it had been a challenge for a long time despite the increasing number of patients requiring the service.

The new facility has a well-equipped modern theatre room that can offer 8-10 surgeries daily.

She stated that previously, patients from Homa Bay County were being referred to Kisumu for CT scan services.

“From today there will be no more referrals, infact patients from neighbouring counties like Migori will be referring their patients to our facility,” he said.

She said that the CT scan would also be a source of revenue generation for the health sector but stressed that service delivery to the residents of Homa Bay County is paramount.