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Residents to Benefit from Multi-million Health Facility

Trans Nzoia County residents have a reason to smile following official launch of construction works for upgrading of Tom Mboya Dispensary to a modern health facility.

Area Governor George Natembeya, accompanied by senior county officials, presided over the ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday in Tuwan Ward.

The multi-million project is a partnership between the devolved unit and World Bank.

Addressing members of public present, Governor Natembeya disclosed that the project, whose actual works will commence next Monday, would cost a total of Sh200 million.

The World Bank has allocated Sh105 million while the county government has set aside Sh 95 million toward the project which is estimated to take nine months to be completed.

“Besides boosting health services provision to our people, the envisaged Level Four Hospital would greatly decongest Kitale County Referral Hospital,” remarked Natembeya.

According to architectural designs seen by KNA, the upgraded Tom Mboya Hospital will include a mother and baby wing with its own theatre, a mental and palliative care units as well as a renal treatment and dialysis section.

Urging the locals to embrace the project, the county boss noted mothers and new-borns would be chief beneficiaries.

Once completed, the facility will be renamed as Tom Mboya Mother and Baby Hospital.

Health records reveal the health facility currently serves an estimated population of 27,777 people, with an average of 500 reproductive mothers receiving health services ranging from family planning to prenatal care.

In attendance included Deputy Governor Philomena Kapkory, area MCA Francis Were, County Secretary Truphosa Awuor, CECMs Sam Ojwang of Public Service Management, Pepela Wanjala of Health, Jackson Amboka of Public Works, Phanice Khatundi of Agriculture.

Others were Chief Officers Emmanuel Wanjala (Health), Kennedy Etiang (Public service) and Sammy Sichangi (Governance) and area Sub County Administrator Enock Nyaro among others.

By Maurice Aluda

 

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