Kidney research centre to be set up in Kiambu

July 26, 2016 7:01 pm
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Kabogo has held high level meetings with fluids production companies for a possible set up of a local base for production of liquids and electrolytes for Kiambu hospitals/COURTESY
Kabogo has held high level meetings with fluids production companies for a possible set up of a local base for production of liquids and electrolytes for Kiambu hospitals/COURTESY

, LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 26 – In a quest to improve the renal department in Kiambu hospitals, Governor Kabogo has signed up for a training of local doctors and nephrologists in Germany and Britain as the county gears towards the launch its kidney centre.

At the same time, Kabogo has held high level meetings with fluids production companies for a possible set up of a local base for production of liquids and electrolytes for Kiambu hospitals.

“It’s our sincere wish to have kidney centre become reality in Ruiru and hopefully our first ever kidney transplantation by our own Kiambu doctors who are in training abroad performing this operation. That is our goal,” he said.

Currently, the County has one renal unit housed at Thika Level Five that saves hundreds of patients the struggle of going to Nairobi in search of treatment.

“Though plans are underway to increase the 5 bed capacity to 10, there is a need for more doctors and nephrologists,” added Kabogo.

He is accompanied by his Health Minister Dr Jonah Mwangi.

Kabogo is also a guest of the British Think Tank on Foreign Policy – Chatham House and is set to appear on BBC’s hard hitting programme Hard Talk.

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