Construction of first cardiology lab in Mombasa launched

Aga Khan hospital Chief Executive Officer Noorali Moumin (right) looks on as some of the Aga Khan officials lay the foundation of the first cardiology lab. PHOTO: PETER KOMBE

Mombasa, KENYA: The Aga Hospital in Mombasa has initiated a cardiology programme in the country, aimed at reducing the number of heart related deaths.

The programme which is estimated to cost a total of sh. 1.2 billion is the first of its kind in Mombasa and the coast.

Speaking during the launch of the construction on Thursday, Aga Khan hospital Chief Executive Officer Noorali Moumin said the project will help the local mwananchi, by cutting down the cost of travelling to Nairobi or abroad for heart- related treatment.

Noorali has said that the hospital is currently undertaking a training session for cardiology experts who will be in charge of the laboratory in the region.

He said the lab is designed to oversee the general conditions of the heart and the blockages found within.

‘’We are already have a very technical and competent staff coming in as well. Some people are already in training and once this programme is completed the staff will be here on board’’ Said Noorali.

The programme is scheduled for completion by June this year.