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September 22, 2018

Meru hospital dismisses claims of stalled radiology department

Meru teaching and Referral hospital CEO Joseph Wahome at the Radiology machine in the facility on August 23
Meru teaching and Referral hospital CEO Joseph Wahome at the Radiology machine in the facility on August 23
Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital CEO Joseph Wahome has dismissed claims the facility’s radiology department is not operational.
He told the Star that radiology is a basic diagnostic service. Wahome said the department has been offering imaging services, including X-rays, CT Scans, MRIs and ultrasound, as usual. He said these services are sought by  about500, 40, 60 and 200 patients, respectively.
Wahome on Thursday said the claims are malicious and aimed at ruining the hospital’s image.
The CEO downplayed allegations there are no medicines, despite patients being instructed to pay Sh200 registration fee. Wahome said drugs are dispensed to patients at below market price. “A practical example is where insulin is sold at Sh500 and above in private hospitals, but we sell it as Sh200,” he said.
 Wahome said the hospital also hosts other clinical management services and has a dedicated team.
“It’s good to note the facility is a teaching and referral institution and various specialists are available for specialised services. We have people on call at any time of the day to attend to patients in both clinical and nonclinical areas,” he said adding that the hospital has enough medical equipment.
Wahome urged residents to seek medical attention at the facility, assuring them of quality services.
On congestion, Wahome said the county government in collaboration with the national government has plans to put up wards to cater for the increasing numbers of patients .
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