Kirinyaga County has allocated Ksh 150M to upgrade Kianyaga hospital to a level four facility, with Governor Anne Waiguru saying the upgrading process will commence in a month’s time.
The expanded hospital will be equipped with modern diagnostic medical equipment to handle specialized treatment to boost the implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for the majority of people living in Gichugu sub-county and its environs.
In affirming her commitment to leave a legacy in the health sector, Waiguru said she has prioritized improvement of health facilities to ensure access to affordable and quality medical services for the people of Kirinyaga.
The Governor also revealed that Kimbimbi hospital will also be upgraded to level a four facility.
“The new hospital will be a landmark project in Gichugu constituency, you will not need to go to Kerugoya or outside the county for treatment. All ailments will be treated here,” she said.
The upgraded hospital will have a modern theatre, specialized maternity wards, expanded male and female wards among others.
As Kerugoya referral hosp complex nears completion, I’m happy to announce that in the next 2 months we will be commencing upgrade of Kianyaga & Kimbimbi hosp's from level 3 to 4! This is part of my admin's extensive reforms to ensure quality & affordable healthcare for our pple pic.twitter.com/lGTRmEcCQ5
— Anne Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru) July 13, 2021
The two new hospitals come in the wake of the near completion of Kerugoya Referral Hospital, a five-storey medical complex hailed as one of its kind in the Country.
The medical complex at the heart of Kerugoya town is expected to be commissioned soon and will have a fully equipped ICU and a HDU with a capacity of at least 15 beds, an outpatient wing, modern theatres, emergency and casualty department, pediatric, surgical and medical wards, counseling and palliative care units, pharmacy, CT scan and X-ray.
It will have specialist consultations, with a general surgeon, pediatricians, ENT, physician, obstetrician and gynecologist among others.
The medical complex which has an estimated 340 –bed capacity will also have an oxygen plant to enable piping of oxygen to all the beds.
Governor Waiguru said several other medical facilities among them health centres and dispensaries which have been refurbished or expanded are lined up for operationalization.
They include; Joshua Mbai dispensary and laboratory, Kiamugumo, Kiandai, Kiamwathi, Kavote, Ndaba and Kianjiru dispensaries among others.