Kitui County government will soon commission an oxygen manufacturing plant.
The plant will be used in Kitui General Hospital and other county health facilities.
The Blood Transfusion Centre is a joint deal with the National Blood Transfusion Centre.
This will allow the general hospital to conduct blood transfusions.
Currently, patients are refered to Machakos General Hospital.
The plant will cost Sh15 million and will help save the lives of accident victims and mitigate other emergency health procedures.
The facility will serve Kitui Level 5 Hospital.
Health executive Fred Muli said the equipment has been brought in and the works are set to completed on time.
He said residents will no longer need to travel for more than 60km to Kitui town in search of health facilities.
“The hospital will have paediatric, maternity, out-patient and inpatient units,” Muli said.
He said Malombe’s strategy in health provision is to open up far-flung rural areas that had little or no facilities to provide equity as enshrined in the Constitution.