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Kathuri donates Sh5 Million orthopedic beds to hospitals, calls for lasting solution over doctors’ strike

It’s a relief to patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries or dealing with musculoskeletal or recovering from accidents. This is after Kamashinani Foundation, a non- Profit organization founded by Senator Kathuri Murungi in Patrneship with various friends from Australia donated ten Orthopedic beds to various hospitals in Meru County.

Orthopedic beds are meant to offer better spinal alignment through enhanced support. The bed is designed to cradle and support the patient’s spine, back, and joints to promote good sleep posture and reduce aches and pains. An Orthopedic bed costs around Sh500, 000.

Speaking while donating Senator Kathuri who is also the Foundation Patron extended his gratitude to the Australian partners whose help he said has added to the limited government’s medical equipment thus benefiting the locals.

“I thank our partners for coming to our aid.  With their help we are able to add to whatever the government is providing to our health sector and we look forward to involving more well-wishers,” he said.

Kathuri called on the county government to provide them with statistics of various medical equipments needed by various hospitals in different parts of the county in order to enable them intervene.

“Going forward, we will be directly involving our various hospitals to establish the areas they experience challenges in order to know what help we can accord them,” he added.

The Senator said he will continue collaborating with the county government in providing medical services to the community and called on other donors to support the initiative.

“I am rest assured that our continued partnership with the donors will see us make big steps forward in ensuring that our people have access to good healthcare,” said Kathuri.

He further called on the government to fully address the doctor’s strike that has been recurring over the years, paralyzing the administration of healthcare services.  

“I call upon our health Cabinet Secretary together with CS for Labour and the Council of Governors to hold talks that will bring the doctors’ strike to an end because our public hospitals are currently dysfunctional,” he said.  

Joseph Uno who works with Rotary and Ability Center in Australia said the deal to support the hospitals through Kamashinani Foundation was struck after the Meru Senator visited them seeking for partnership and support for the County hospitals. He said the donation will help support the health Sector in the Country

“The Senator has a vision through the Kamashinani Foundation through its health pillars which is a very critical and crucial sector and the Australian people are happy to partner with him,” he said.

Receiving the Donation Meru Level Five Hospital Acting CEO appreciated the Kathuri Murungi-led Foundation noting that the orthopedic beds will play a crucial role in healthcare settings, especially for patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries or dealing with musculoskeletal conditions.

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