Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho Wednesday morning flaunted the brand new modern hospital that he opened in Changamwe, ahead of the national Mashujaa Day celebrations set to be held in the same county.
Named The Chaani Outreach Centre, the comprehensive facility is a branch of the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The centre is part of Governor Joho’s efforts to expand the accessibility of health services to people at the Mombasa County grassroots level.
In appreciation of Community Health volunteers at the grassroots, Governor Joho announced the provision of medical insurance to the volunteers.
“I also issued medical cover insurance to 1500 Community Health Volunteers and their families from across the County, an incentive for their selfless efforts in promoting public health at the grassroots,” Joho wrote on Twitter.
The centre is made up of general male and female wards, maternity wards, antenatal, and postnatal care services.
Patients at the outreach centre will also have access to a fully equipped laboratory.
Such centres, the governor said, have also been established in Vikwatani, Mtongwe and Shika Adabu wards.
Apart from taking healthcare services to rural areas, the centres are also meant to ease pressure on the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital which services the entire expansive Coastal region.
“My government will continue prioritising quality and affordable healthcare, since a healthy nation leads to a productive nation,” Joho said.