Lamu County’s capacity to manage critical care patients has been enhanced with the launch of a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Fahd Referral Hospital.
The ICU wing is designated for critically ill patients with potentially recoverable life-threatening conditions.
Set separately in a self-contained area within the hospital, the ICU wing is equipped with high-tech specialised facilities for management, close and continuous monitoring, rapid intervention and extended treatment of patients with acute organ dysfunction.
Launching the ICU earlier this afternoon, Governor Fahim Twaha said the new facility is a great milestone towards availing critical care in Lamu
“I’m glad that we are operationizing the ICU but as gradually upgrade the infrastructure and personnel. We plan to increase its three bed capacity to 13 as well as the number ventilators, air conditioning units and fully trained employed ICU nurses which currently stand at four for each,” he said.
Beyond the ICU, the County Government is building an ultra modern laboratory at the King Fahd Referral Hospital.