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Stalled Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital to be completed, says Health CS

Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Susan Nakhumicha has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment towards the completion of Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).

The CS was speaking Friday at Butere Sub County hospital where she was accompanied by Deputy Governor Ayub Savula and area MP Tindi Mwale.

Ms Nakhumicha announced plans to set up a multi-agency team to assess the readiness of the stalled facility for upgrading to a Level Six Hospital.

The CS called on the local elected leaders to work in harmony to realise the completion of the project and ensure the facility acts as the primary public referral hospital in the region and other neighbouring counties such as Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia.

Expressing confidence in the project, Nakhumicha highlighted the necessity for a comprehensive approach including effective management upon its completion.

Savula disclosed that the County is in talks with investors from India to provide financial support to equip the facility as well as President William Ruto’s commitment of Sh200 million from the supplementary budget.

Nakhumicha at the same time assured approval for the construction of the Kenya Medical Training Centre campus (KMTC) in Butere Sub County primarily funded by the National Government Constituency Development Fund.

By John Ochanda

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