Investments In Primary And Specialized Healthcare
Over the past few years, Laikipia County has scaled up healthcare investments to achieve universal health coverage for its people. With the efforts aimed at availing healthcare to more people with reduced out-of-pocket spending, increased investments have been focused on all levels from primary to specialized healthcare.
Much as the focus has been on primary healthcare, infrastructures, and staffing to bolster preventive health, sustained efforts have been made to diversify the array of specialist healthcare provision options at the top of the referral system. This has seen a sustained rise in the number of specialists in the service, even as it plans to increase the numbers to provide a broader range of specialties in line with its growth plan.
Expansion of human resources at this cadre is set to be in tandem with the planned acquisition of high-end facilities, such as the MRI and CT Scans for the two main hospitals, with the entry of 10 modern ambulances to overhaul our emergency response capabilities that are key to a robust healthcare ecosystem.
This special edition focuses on our Nanyuki specialists, part of the dedicated team of 17 specialist doctors at LHS tasked with providing specialized healthcare needs at our main referrals. It offers a sneak peek into their rich academic backgrounds from leading academic institutions in the country and abroad, making them a key part of the world-class public service that Laikipia aspired to build.
From offering complex medical procedures to the regular clinics to reviewing patients' progress, the team plays a pivotal role in offering specialist support and advice for clients referred from close to 90 LHS outlets in Laikipia, as well as others outside the county.
At the LHS Nanyuki and Nyahururu outlets, the service boasts diverse doctors in different specialties, from general surgeons to orthopedic surgeons, physicians, gynecologists, and pediatricians. Others include nephrologists, anesthetists, and psychiatrists.
These medical specialists work hand in hand with medical officers, nurses, and clinical officers among other LHS staff to provide quality and efficient medical care services to all our clients.