Nairobi, 8th March 2021
Nairobi City County Deputy Governor and Ag. Governor H.E Ann Kananu Mwenda accompanied by Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General , Major General Mohamed Badi and Nairobi County Health CEC Hitan Majevdia today unveiled the Westlands Laser eye Hospital.
Speaking during the event, H.E Ann Kananu said, “Nairobi County Government values constructive establishments similar to what we have here today. The development of our health systems is key to the county plans, this facility, though private, is a notable contribution. We are optimistic that your quality out and in patient services reinforced by the state of art technology equipment, professional health care provision, doctors, nurses, paramedics and general staff will go a long way in easing pressure on our available Government eye clinics.”
The Governor mentioned that Nairobi County is the eye of Kenya, “Nairobi residents will not only benefit from similar community outreaches but also have access to affordable, easily accessible and efficient eye care services. In the spirit of continued partnership with Westlands Laser, eye hospital, my office is more than happy to participate in these kind of activities, that give back to the communities that we live in. I am sure the Nairobi residents will reap greatly from the unveiling of this facility. I want to thank the Management and Staff of Westlands eye Clinic for your commitment, enthusiasm and determination shown towards making a difference in the lives of Westlands area residents. And as we celebrate International Women’s day today, I want to laud all the women who continue to play an important role in making our nation progressive and guide it towards development.”
Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director General, Major General Mohamed Badi lauded the opening of the facility adding that universal health care is one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s four (4) main agendas. Said Mr. Badi, “We are doing our level best to improve access of health facilities for ordinary mwananchi. NMS has plans to build 24 health centres in all the informal settlements in Nairobi. Four of these centers have already been unveiled and two others are set to open this coming weekend.”
The NMS Director General encouraged the proprietors of the Laser eye clinic to not shy away from utilising County health facilities and offer pro bono services to needy Nairobi residents.
The facilitties’ Chief Executive, Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal, promised to work hand in hand with Nairobi City County Government to ensure harmonized provision of medical services that would mutually be of benefit to Nairobi residents.
The 100 patients per day capacity health facility, is approximated to have costed Kshs 150M to set up. Guests who graced the event included; Westland Member of County Assembly, Hon. Dr Virender Paul, the Indian High Commissioner, Hon. Dr. Kevin Desau and Dr. Yuilbav Pednekar.