Longisa County Referral hospital in Bomet County has received a consignment of telemedicine equipment from United States of America to boost theatre unit at the facility.
Speaking during the handing over of the machines to the hospital management Monday, the area governor Prof Hillary Barchok noted that the machines will increase the efficiency of the hospital and its performance in general as they will enable doctors to interact with their counterparts in different parts of the country virtually.
“Our telemedicine unit of Longisa county referral hospital has received a major boost following the acquisition of a Teledoc machine that enables our doctors to virtually interact with specialists and consultants in and outside the country,” said Barchok.
“Through these medical machines work done by our medical officers will be improved because they will be in a position to discuss medical issues affecting our people with their counterparts in different parts of the country and abroad,” he added
The modern machines will also help in surgeries, patient management, and training of medical personnel within the facility and other health centres around the county.
The governor also confirmed that the facility has also received two medical ventilators and two intensive care unit beds in a bid to revamp its ICU.
“Apart from this machine that we have acquired from our friends in the US, we have also received two ventilators and two ICU beds for revamping this department, “explained Barchok.
Barchok further added in a bid to advance the dental services at the sub-county hospitals, his administration has also acquired a complete set of the dental unit that will help decongest the dental unit in Longisa County hospital.
“The county government has also equipped other sub-county-level hospitals with advanced dental services equipment. We encourage our people to make good use of these facilities that are fully equipped and with enough drugs, “noted Barchok