Maxcure Hospital has now opened its 60 -bed capacity hospital at the Mega City Mall. The multispecialty hospital is anticipated to heighten provision of advanced medical services within Kisumu County and ease pressure on the existing facilities as it offers both outpatient and in-patient services.
As Kisumu County seeks to invest in the provision of affordable, accessible and quality healthcare, the need for sub-county hospitals, or else, a devolved healthcare system has demanded rapid infrastructural developments and expansion of existing health centres and clinics across the county.
These include modernization and equipping of the Covid -19 Care Centre at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital, the Comprehensive Cancer Centre whose construction is on-going, and the Kshs 50 Million Oxygen Plant that will help boost oxygen supply to ICU and HDU units and the Covid Centre.
Filling The Gaps
As the county strives for towards creating universal healthcare coverage, both private and public hospitals, health centres and dispensaries are banking on skilled doctors and specialists, using modern technologies to deliver prompt services.
Other expansion works have been ongoing in Ahero, Nyabola, Chulaimbo, Nyakach, Kisumu District Hospital, Nyakongo, Sondu, Nyalenda, Migosi, Kombewa, Nyakunguru, Masogo, Nyalunya, Miranga, Nyamarimba, Muhoroni, Nyangore, Nyahera, and Oboch Hospitals.
While presiding over the launch of Maxcure Hospital, Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o stated that, “collaborations with the private sector are timely and extremely important.”
“Our race to improve the healthcare services in the County will not be complete if we do not work closely with the private sector,”
The Maxcure Hospital steps into a County to match up Aga Khan, Kisumu Specialists and Avenue Hospitals, through experienced doctors, high-class infrastructure and the dire need for 24-hour patient care, faster turnaround time for tests, diagnosis, inpatient admission and outpatient treatment.
Ready for Comprehensive Patient Care
The facility is now complete with both inpatient and outpatient units including consultation, paediatric, wards, ICU, HDU, accident and emergency, pharmacy, a fully equipped lab and two ultra-modern operating theatres, and the radiology unit fully installed with imaging equipment for HD Xray, 4D Ultra Sonography.
Getting better healthcare services in the best private hospital in Kisumu is very important. Maxcure Hospital has invested in modern technologies that will enable them to deliver readily and prompt medication on several chronic illnesses including heart diseases or cardiology, cancer screening, HPV diagnosis with the 64 slice CT Scanner.
Positioning Kisumu in Health Care
According to Governor Nyong’o, the growth of Kisumu as a strategic gateway and Capital of the Lake Region Economic Bloc makes it ideal for investment in health. The County Government has been working on strategies geared towards positioning Kisumu to attract people seeking medical care from neighboring counties of Siaya, Homabay, Vihiga and Kakamega.
“Maxcure Hospital is a pointer to the growing local economy and a major contributor to that growth by creating employment opportunities for locals.” He urged the management to tap into local talent as Kisumu is endowed with a pool of highly skilled specialists and practitioners.
Maxcure Hospital Director Dr. Rohan Reddy stated, “our primary focus is to have enough doctors in different specialties available when a patient enters the hospital.” The hospital plans to automate its records system over the next two years and continue with research in transplant medicine.
Other leaders in attendance at the launch were Kisumu County Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili, Health CEC Member Prof. Boaz Nyunya, County Assembly Speaker Elisha Oraro, the head of Special Programs and DG Emeritus Ruth Odinga, Area MCA Hon. Prisca Misachi among other MCAs and County Officials.