Firm Unveils Sh20 Million Clinic

The Standard - July 3 2013

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Residents of Kerio Valley are set to benefit following the opening of SH20 million ultra modern clinic. The facility set up by Kenya Fluorspar Limited, a local mining company is not only five times bigger than the previous clinic, but also has more wards and state of the art equipment. Called the Field-Marsham Medical Centre, it is expected to boost health care among the Kerio Valley population, which is ravaged by diseases such as malaria, common colds and flu, arthritis, pneumonia and some more exotic case, such as snakebites.

The clinical officer in charge Joanne Tanui, said that as opposed to the previous clinic which only had a general ward, the new facility has specific wards – paediatric, femal and male wards.

“We have a better equipped maternity ward, which will enable us take good care of the newborns, especially the premature babies, as we now have heaters and advanced maternity delivery sets,” said Tanui.

Tanui said the new facility also allows them to treat burns and emergency cases, which were previously referred to Moi Teaching Referral Hospital,Eldoret.

The Fluorspar Managing Director, Nico Spangenberg explained that with no proper treatment or facilities available elsewhere in Kerio Valley, it has always been a priority for the company to help the community by pro- viding a modern medical care facility.

The firm has upgraded the laboratory with specialised equipment for blood analysis amongu other tests.

The clinic will serve both employees of Kenya Fluorspar, their families and the wider public.

It was constructed as part of Kenya Fluorspar community social responsibility programme. The clinic, which took nine months to build and has 14 staff, is named in honour of Kenya.