Maai-Mahiu Level 4 Hospital construction within schedule, says CO Dr Wainaina
The construction of the Shs154 million Maai- Mahiu Modern Level 4 Hospital is fast taking shape. The project is over 50 per cent complete, 12 weeks after the site was handed over to the contractor (January 28, 2021).
The contractor is now finalizing the casting of the 1st-floor slab and expects to be doing the roofing in a month. County Director for Public Works and the project manager, Engineer Muchemi Maina said the works are to standard.
Chief Officer for Public Health, Dr Daniel Wainaina while assessing progress said the County is budgeting for equipment, drugs, human resource (healthcare workers). In 2019, the facility received an ambulance to enhance County’s response efforts to medical emergencies and save lives, especially along the highway.
The facility will house modern theatres, laboratories, X-rays and imaging centre, pharmacies, and other Level 4 Hospital essential services. The County is also constructing houses for doctors and nurses to ensure the facility works for 24 hours.
The facility will serve the local community, dry port, passenger train terminal and the upcoming industrial park. Previously, residents had to travel to Naivasha Sub-County Referral Hospital and Kijabe Mission Hospital in Kiambu for specialized treatment.
Mr Joseph Waigwa, a youth representative in Maai-Mahiu Ward thanked Governor Lee Kinyanjui for initiating the development project in the area. He said the project has employed over 200 youths in the area.
The project is funded by the County Government of Nakuru in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s development blueprint on improving healthcare services in the region. Healthcare projects valued at Sh1 billion are under construction across the County.
Also Present during the project assessment were the County Health Projects manager, Mr Gerald Maina, Maai-Mahiu Hospital Management Board, Specialist Engineers from Public Works, Sub County Administrator, Mr Samuel Wamae among others.