DEPARTMENT OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

Introduction

The department continual to render services under the leadership of Dr.A. Msaki, despite of shortage of Human resources especially Doctors.


The department has three units namely:-
  • Ward
  • Clinic
  • Theater

In 2014, the total capacity was is 24 because one Room of 4 beds was converted to tea Room

  • General ward 20 beds
  • Private room 3 beds

We usually admit daily and operate daily, Monday to Friday. Furthermore there is daily ward round, bedside teaching and interdepartmental consultation.

Clinic

Clinics are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday is special for KCMC Staffs and student. There is Audiology Unit which is located within the outpatient premises and it operates daily.

Theatre

We have two operating room we schedule operation from Monday to Friday Emergencies are operated as they arrive.

Philosophy of the Department


To provide quality care for the patients as professional responsibility

Staff situation and movement


There is one Principal Medical officer and four residents/registrars in the department. DR’S: Principal medical officer - 1
Registrar - 1
Residents - 3

Nurses

UnitsNoAPNOASNOANOENSMAMAATTENDANTTOTAL
Ward 1 - - 6 1 4 1 1 14
Clinic - - - 1 2 - - 3
Theatre 1 - 1 - 1 1 - - 4
TOTAL 2 0 1 6 3 7 1 1 21

Constraints

  • Increased number of patients in relation to the number of staffs.
  • Replacement of old surgical instruments which are no longer functional.
  • Bed capacity
  • Renovation of the department
  • Changing room

Top Ten Diseases

  1. Adenoid hypertrophy
  2. Adenotonsilitis
  3. Tonsillitis
  4. Hypertrophic Allergic rhinitis
  5. Aerodigestive foreign bodies
  6. Tumors
  7. Nasal polyps
  8. Epitasis
  9. Chronic Otitis Media
  10. Juvenile Laryngeal Papilomas