The Embu Level 5 Teaching and Referral has launched its first Oncology programme as part of expansion designed to cover other medical specialties.
Making the announcement in Embu, Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora said Oncology clinics which will kick from 27th August 2019 said the County Government has allocated one-third of its budget towards quality health care.
He said the Hospital has also significantly invested in enhancing its surgical resources, effectively offering the whole spectrum of cancer services from prevention to palliative care. Cancer is a growing non-communicable disease.
“Already, enough doctors and nurses have been trained to cater for the cancer clinics”
the Governor said.
He said the Embu Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital Oncology programme will be
one of the most comprehensive in Mt Kenya region.
“The County Government of Embu has set a long term commitment towards the growth, success and sustainability of quality health care” Wambora said.
Already, the devolved unit has set out an ambitious agenda including a vision of creating meaningful and valued partnerships with the national government and other
development partners” the governor added.
At the same time, the county government will open an extra 20 health facilities from
September to cater for both curative and preventive medical cases.
Other future expansion projects include setting up of a molecular lab and the expansion of the hospital mortuary.
Embu Level 5 hospital was established in 1924. Since then it has won accolades for
performing more than 300 brain surgeries in the last one year, putting it at par with
national referral hospitals like Kenyatta National Hospital and the Moi Teaching and