It is a sigh of relief for Bungoma County residents as Bungoma County Referral Hospital (BCRH) receives equipment for blood processing.
The refregerated centrifuge equipment for processing blood is a great relief to Bungoma patients who were depending on Eldoret’s Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and other close health facilities for the same services.
Addressing the media on Tuesday at the facility premises after receiving the equipment, Health and sanitation CECM Dr.Andrew Wamalwa said that the availability of the machine will greatly help patients and reduce the expenses of seeking such a services in far flung areas.
“We are very greateful for this donation by the ministry of health for helping us acquire this equipment, we are now set to offer services that will enhance our work in the said area,” he said.
Wamalwa has been running up and down to ensure the refrigerated centrifuge is donated to Bungoma County Referral Hospital to boost blood transfusion and preservation in the facility.
The first of its kind in Bungoma County, the equipment will aid in the processing of blood components such as packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelet concentrates for the management of several conditions among patients.
The processed blood products are used in saving the lives of patients suffering from anaemia, bleeding disorders, cancer among others.
The bulky 800kg equipment will go a long way in saving patients lives through making sure blood is available at any given time.