Construction of county referral hospital on final phase

The Trans Nzoia County Teaching and Referral hospital whose construction has been on-going for the past eight years is set to open its doors to the general public before coming August, Governor Patrick Khaemba has announced.

Khaemba said the multibillion hospital facility which has been at the centre of controversy between Trans Nzoia County Assembly and the executive over its valuation cost, corruption claims and long period taken to construct, will be officially commissioned for operations once the contractor completes final touches.

The governor revealed installation of the referral facility with the necessary equipment, including beds and oxygen pipes, was on course.

“The actual construction is being finalized. We have installed beds and several important equipment. I have directed the department of health to fast-track installation of remaining key equipment. My administration’s projection is to have the new facility commissioned before August,” disclosed Khaemba.

The County boss was speaking at the county headquarters in Kitale town on Monday after receiving a consignment of drugs worth Sh.53 million from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA).

Addressing the media, Khaemba said the supplies accounted for about a half of the request of Sh 110 million the devolved unit had placed to the Agency.

Alluding to the fact drugs and reagents have been swindled out of hospitals by unscrupulous health workers in the past, the governor directed his County Executive for Health Mrs Claire Wanyama to ensure prudent use of the available stock.



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