The most affected are motorcycle operators and pedestrians with the move to ease travel regulations contributing to the rise in the number of the accidents.
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government introduced curfew and outlawed night travels, a move that saw the number of accidents in the country drop sharply
This emerged when Stima Sacco handed over a renovated female ward to the health facility after undergoing a Ksh400,000 renovation.
She noted that the hospital which serves over 600 patients daily was serving the Nairobi-Nakuru and the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu roads which had recorded an increase in accident cases.
While thanking Stima Sacco, she added that they were working with other stakeholders including traffic police to train the motorcycle operators on road safety so as to reduce the accidents.
The CEO of the Sacco Dr Gamaliel Hassan said that they were keen to give back to the hospital due to the high number of patients and accident victims who benefitted from it.
Hassan noted that due to its location, the hospital was suited to serve tens of accident victims and hence the need to expand its trauma center and equip it.
“We are planning to use Sh1m every year on this hospital which serves the community and comes to the rescue of tens of accident victims,” he said.
The hospital chairman Dr. Simon Kanyingi said that works on a new HDU and ICU were at an advanced stage to address the high number of patients seeking services in the facility.
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