Hospital Commissions Ultra-Modern Mortuary Unit
In keeping with its motto: excellence in healthcare, training and research, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital has commissioned state-of-the-art Mortuary Unit that will accommodate a further 48 bodies bringing the capacity to 136.
The new Unit has the following features; hydraulic elevation unit, histo-cutting station, embalming set, stainless-steel transport unit and a stainless-steel cover tray as well.
According to the Director of the Baylem Limited, Mr. John Ogumbo, who was the contractor, the mortuary becomes the first facility in the country to have installed a stainless steel mortuary refrigeration unit, which among other advantages can use a single phase (voltage) and is easy to maintain.
“I can assure you that what you have installed in this institution is unparalleled. There is no other equipment like this in the country among the public facilities,” he said.
In his remarks shortly after commissioning the Unit, the Deputy Director Clinical Services, Dr. Omar Aly said that the new unit was part of wider expansion programmes the Hospital was engaged in. He commended the contractor for the job well-done. He also called on the Mortuary Department to make the Unit self-sustaining.
Dr. Omar represented the Hospital’s CEO, Dr. John Kibosia who was away on official duties.
Speaking at the same function, the Deputy Director Administration and Finance, Mr. Agunda Ochanda, also praised the contractor for what he termed ‘quality workmanship’ and urged the users to maintain the standards.
The project, which took close to a year, was undertaken at a cost of Kshs. 23 million.
Present at the function were; the Deputy Chief Nurse, Mrs. Jane Nyariki, Hospital’s Pathologist, Dr. Francis Ndiang’ui, Deputy Hospital Engineer, Eng. Odhiambo Atogo, Hospital Administrator In-charge of Projects, Mr. Silas Tarus, Ag. Head, Public Relations and Marketing Department, Mr. Tony Kirwa, Ag. Head and Public Health, Mr. Philip Kiyer among others.