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Joy as Githioro Health Center is completed, to start offering services soon
Over 50,000 residents of Karushwa Location, Dundori Ward in Bahati Sub-County will now be relieved from walking several kilometres to seek quality and affordable medical attention at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital, Dundori Center, Ndege-Ndimu and Bahati health centres.
This is following the completion of the first phase of the Githioro Health Center that cost Sh25 Million. The contractor handed over the project to the County Government of Nakuru today, within the 52-week schedule that was set for the project. The second phase will be launched soon will cost Sh35 million.
The facility houses both outpatient and inpatient departments with a 50-bed capacity male and female wards, and a maternity ward will provide all essential and specialized treatment that locals used to seek elsewhere. This will help in decongesting the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital, the Margaret Kenyatta Mother-Baby Unit and other nearby hospitals.
County Director for Public Works, Engineer Muchemi Maina said that the National Construction Authority has commended the County for quality workmanship in the project. He said the County will maintain the same high quality works in other ongoing projects.
County Coordinator for Health Infrastructure Projects, Mr Gerald Maina said the County Government of Nakuru will deploy health workers in the hospital to ensure the provision of quality healthcare services to residents begins as soon as possible.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration has set aside over Sh1 billion for health infrastructural upgrade projects towards the provision of quality and affordable healthcare services.
Area Member of County Assembly, Mr Machembu Chege thanked Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration for initiating and completing the hospital, among other development projects in his Ward such as drilling of boreholes and piping water to communities and roads maintenance.