• The hospital management is seeking consideration for grants issued to other bigger hospitals to deal with the accidents victims.
• This came as two people died and 27 others were involved in two grisly road accidents along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and in Naivasha otwn.
Naivasha Subcounty Hospital is calling for support from the national government to deal with the rising number of road accidents along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
The hospital management is seeking consideration for grants issued to other bigger hospitals to deal with the accidents victims.
This came as two people died and 27 others were involved in two grisly road accidents along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and in Naivasha town.
In the first accident, a truck driver lost control near Milimani Primary School and hit four vehicles and members of the public who included a group of students on Tuesday.
Seventeen people were injured and rushed to the hospital, where a woman died while undergoing treatment. The rest were admitted in serious condition.
As the medics were attending to the injured, there was another accident in Kinungi along the highway involving three vehicles. Twelve people were injured and rushed to the same hospital.
The accident occurred after a personal car that was overtaking hit head on an incoming matatu and a military van. One man succumbed to injuries in the hospital.
Hospital chairman Dr Simon Kanyingi said all the patients were admitted in the facility following the two accidents.
“This hospital has qualified to get grants from the national government as it is serving tens of accident patients from different counties ,” Kanyingi said.
He noted that the hospital served the nearby counties of Nyandarua, Kiambu, Kajiado and the two highways and thus needs to increase its bed capacity.
“We are seeking donors to support in the construction of an oxygen plan and to acquire an incinerator as part of improving our services,” he said.
On her part, the superintendent of the level 4 hospital, Dr Angeline Ithondeka, said services at the trauma and emergency centre in the facility were overwhelmed by accident victims.
She said works on a new HDU and ICU were at an advanced stage to address the high number of patients seeking services in the facility.
“We have seen an increase in the number of accidents involving pedestrians and motorcycles mainly around December after the government relaxed the travel regulations,” she said.