Christamarianne Mission Hospital has established a critical care centre and CT scan radiology services in a bid to provide inclusive service delivery to our clients. With the presence of critical care services within the facility, our patients will be able to stick to their preferred facility of choice for life-saving procedures. The provision of critical care services enables time-saving manoeuvres to be promptly available to save life.
The launch namely involved the opening and blessing of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the High Dependency Unit (HDU), the Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan) and the Oxygen Generation Plant.
The ICU caters to patients with severe or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant care, close supervision, life support equipment, and medication to ensure normal bodily functions. On the other hand, the HDU is an intermediate ward for patients who require close observation, treatment, and nursing care that cannot be provided in a general ward, but whose care is not at a critical stage to deserve an ICU bed.
CT scans can produce detailed images of numerous structures inside the body, including the internal organs, blood vessels and bones. They can be used to: diagnose conditions – including damage to bones, injuries to internal organs, problems with blood flow, stroke, or cancer.
Mr James Okemwa Ontabo, Kisii County Secretary and the Head of Public Service was honoured to cut the ribbon on behalf of the governor during the launch of the 32-slice CT Scan machine. The acquired brand-new CT Scan equipment will enable the capture of quality CT Scan images.
The launch of our critical care centre was also presided over by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii. The Critical care centre contains a 5-bed ICU and a 4-bed HDU. Our critical care units are designed with the critically ill patients in mind and are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition, the Bishop also launched the oxygen plant within the hospital compound. An Oxygen Plant is a set of industrial machines that generate medicinal oxygen. The oxygen generated is used in the treatment of patients who may have low oxygen saturation levels in their bodies. It is also applied to relieve respiratory distress. Therefore this machinery is vital in ensuring our patients have an opportunity for life support.
In summary, the auspicious occasion was elegant and delightful. The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Mass at the Mzungu grounds, speeches by guests, giving and receiving of gifts, cake cutting and lunch. The ceremony was captured live by our brother channel Capuchino TV. Follow the link below to watch the entire event as it unfolded.