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City Hall launches 24-hour service in health centres

Nairobi County residents will enjoy a 24-hour service at 18 health centres after a review on the facilities’ working hours in a bid to enhance health services.

This comes after Health Executive Bernard Muia directed that the round-the-clock service be rolled out immediately.

“Due to public demand, the Nairobi County responded promptly by extending operating hours at high-volume health centres to 24 hours and other hospitals within the county to review their operating hours,” said Dr Muia.

Facilities with maternity wings will provide outpatient services day and night.

Dr Muia demanded the heads of the facilities to come up with a complete roster containing doctors, clinical officers and nurses to operate at night.


He warned workers who get to work late and leave early to attend to private business that the county has put in place measures to ensure commitment to work.

The minister said the county had enough human resource to ensure the plan works and that more workers are being employed.

Health workers at City Hall have been redeployed to man the facilities, he added.

He said the move will enhance health services in an effort to reduce congestion and strengthen the capacity and responsiveness of Kenyatta National Hospital, a national teaching and referral hospital.

The health centres include Dagoretti, Kibra, Kamukunji, Langata, Westlands, Starehe, Ruaraka, Roysambu, Embakasi, Makadara and Kasarani.