New lab machines to speed up tests at Nyeri County hospital

Wednesday April 3 2019

Nyeri Referral Hospital lab donation

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga (left) Sh15 Million modern diagnostic equipment at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital on April 3, 2019. The lab equipment was jointly donated Analyticon Biotechnologies and Prime Health Pharma Ltd. PHOTO | IRENE MUGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

IRENE MUGO
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Patients seeking treatment at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital will now spend less time waiting for laboratory results as the county has received equipment worth Sh15 million which will help increase efficiency.

Governor Mutahi Kahiga Wednesday received three laboratory machines which will speed up diagnosis and treatment for patients.

The machines were jointly donated by Prime Health Pharma Ltd and a German manufacturer, Analyticon Biotechnologies.

Nyeri Referral Hospital

Analyticon Biotechnologies Sales Director Jochen Dersch explains about the new machines at Nyeri Referral Hospital. PHOTO | IRENE MUGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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The equipment donation is aimed at speeding up diagnosis for patients as well as support the universal health coverage agenda.

The Nyeri referral hospital received a haematology analyser, a coagulyser and a urinalysis machine.

Previously, the haematology analyser at the hospital could do a maximum of eight tests every two hours, thus making patients wait long for results.

“With the new machine now, the automated haematology machine will conduct at least 400 tests in an hour. It will significantly reduce waiting time and increase efficiency at the hospital,” noted Governor Kahiga.

The donation was as a result of a public-private partnership between the county and the German company.

Nyeri Referral Hospital lab machines

The machines which were jointly donated to Nyeri Referral Hospital by Prime Health Pharma Ltd and a German manufacturer, Analyticon Biotechnologies. PHOTO | IRENE MUGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP