Nairobi residents will now have to seek outpatient services elsewhere following a directive that Kenyatta National Hospital will no longer offer outpatient services. KNH has been seeing approximately 1,000 walk-in patients in a day.
This figure now has to seek alternative treatment in county facilities. Consequently, the county has unveiled a list of 24-hour health facilities where patients can access immediate treatment. This is in a bid to ease the human traffic experienced at the Kenyatta National Hospital, which is one of the most highly attended referral hospitals in the country.
There are a total of 110 health facilities with 21 of the facilities offering 24-hour services and also attending to emergency cases. Patients in Dagoreti South can access treatment at Waithaka health centre, those in Kibera at the Kibera Amref and Kibera health centres, Kamukunji residents are advised to go to Eastleigh health centre and Pumwani Maternity hospital while those in Langata can go to Langata health centre.
Kangemi and Westlands health centres will cater for people there while those in Starehe will go to Ngara health centre.