Matuu Level 4 Hospital is set to be equipped and get an upgrade. This is after Machakos County MCAs approved a motion by Judas Ndawa MCA, Matuu ward, that the County Government of Machakos sets aside funds to equip Matuu level 4 Hospital.
The hospital will get a modern ICU with a 4 to 5-bed capacity, CT scan Machine, Installation of Oxygen Plant and piping be done to the ICU, Maternity, Pediatric Ward, medical wards and OPD, a modern Casualty wing with 15 to 20 modern beds and completion of the Mortuary.
Judas Mbili Ndawa who is also the minority leader noted that there has been a problem in transferring critical patients to Machakos Level 5 hospital from Matuu. Ndawa pointed out that some of them die on the way before reaching Machakos Level 5 hospital especially after the many accidents on the Thika-Matuu-Garissa road thus there is a need to have better facilities at the Matuu Level IV hospital.
“Thika-Garissa highway is a hotspot for accidents because, for an accident that occurs between Mwingi and Thika, the injured are brought to Matuu for treatment, the accident that occurs in Kaburu up to Katangi and also Kabaa they are brought to Matuu and that’s why we need health services to be improved at the Matuu level IV,” Ndawa said.
He also revealed that building an ICU facility will also be a milestone that will ensure that more lives are saved and no more transferring of patients to even Kenyatta National Hospital.
“The county government of Machakos should allocate money for an ICU in Matuu so that those who need to be put in the life support machine are assisted. In most of the accidents happening you find that most people sustain head injuries which are first need scans before being referred to Machakos,” he added.