Relief For Kidney Patients As LHS Nyahururu Commences Installation Of New Renal Unit


Laikipia Health Service Nyahururu has stepped up efforts to provide renal dialysis services to the patients within its catchment following the acquisition of 10 units for the same.


The development is a reprieve to scores of patients who for long have to make costly commutes to LHS Nanyuki and other far-flung facilities for the critical service that has two sessions weekly.


Last week, LHS Nyahururu received the consignment of equipment, with the installation currently ongoing that will see the facility start dialysis services from July this year.


The availability of three renal nurses from its pool gives the hospital the much-needed impetus, saving it the need to hire such staff to start operations.


With the availability of the renal services center in the neighborhood, patients in Nyahururu and the surrounding can only expect better outcomes as a result of reduced travel expenses and excellent services closer to home. This investment solves the issue of long travels that sometimes impede response to management.


The introduction of an additional renal services center is a boost to Laikipia Health Services' quest to avail a broader range of specialist treatment closer to the people. Planned expansion of the LHS Nanyuki's renal unit is part of the bigger plan to accommodate the current and future needs of the county and the region.

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