Kigumo Member of Parliament Joseph Munyoro has expressed optimism and confirmed that the new Kigumo Sub-county hospitals’ construction is 78 percent done.
The MP while inspecting the ongoing works at the facility with officials from the Ministry of Health led by PS Josephine Mburu confirmed that the upgrade will see the hospital become a fully-fledged level four hospital from a level two hospital.
“We are happy with the ongoing works and are confident that we will be ready to open it in April as only a small percentage of the works remains undone,” he said.
Munyoro noted that upgrading the facility is meant to ensure health care is accessible and affordable to all and will consequently save the community of over 140,000 people from seeking services in far off places like Murang’a and Maragua.
“Our people have been travelling to Murang’a Level 5 hospital even for simple procedures like x-rays but now with facilities such as x-rays and CT scans being provided in this facility our people will be more productive and healthy,” he added.
The facility has been equipped and will offer services such as inpatient, general surgery, CT scan, radiology services and many others.
“We will also offer maternity services and we already have the medical staff ready to serve the community,” he further said.
Benson Mwangi, one of the residents expressed his joy at having the facility upgraded as it will save them time and finances used to seek health care services elsewhere.
“This project will not only transform our community in terms of health but will also transform our community economically as people will be coming to seek services here and we also will not be travelling to Murang’a for treatment.”
The Level 4 hospital that is expected to be opened on 26th April 2023 has been built at a cost of Sh383 million.
By Florence Kinyua