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Expansion of Subukia Hospital

Nakuru County Government has embarked on expansion of the Subukia Level Four Hospital at a cost of Sh125 million to cater for the ever-increasing population and enhance services at the grassroots.

The county coordinator for Health Infrastructure projects Gerald Maina while touring the facility today said the construction of the state-of-the-art Outpatient Department (OCPD) at the Subukia Hospital is progressing well and would be completed on time, within budget, and with a focus on quality plus safety.

He noted that once the project is accomplished, it is poised to be a game changer in the Subukia-Sub-County and its environs.

The expansion was among the county’s strategies for improving health services and fulfilling Universal Health Coverage (UHC), he said.

Maina said UHC means that all people have access to the full range of quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship or having to travel long distances.

Additionally, he said the county was determined to protect residents from the financial consequences of paying for health services out of their own pockets thereby reducing the risk of patients being pushed into poverty due to unexpected sicknesses requiring them to utilize their own savings, sell assets, or borrow.

The MCA for Subukia ward Isabella Makori, who was present applauded the expansion of the hospital saying it would be a game changer for expectant mothers, the elderly, and accident victims along the busy Nakuru-Nyahururu highway.

By Veronica Bosibori and Moses Mbaru

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