Kitale:Khaemba Commissions Level 6 Referral Hospital

Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba addressing guests after commissioning the Trans Nzoia Teaching and Referall Hospital on August 1, 2022. Photo/Courtesy

Trans Nzoia Governor Khaemba has commissioned a 400 bed capacity level 6 teaching and referral hospital that will offer healthcare services to residents in the county and the neighbouring counties including Eastern Uganda.

The facility which has been under construction for the last six years will bring specialized diagnostic services closer to residents in the catchment zone who normally rely on the congested Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

“The facility will have 50 specialized doctors, more than 300 clinical officers, more than 100 support staff and close to 1000 internship opportunities,” said Governor Khaemba after commissioning the sh 1.6 billion facility.

The facility will start by offering outpatient services for non communicable diseases as focus shifts to the next county government to fully equip it so that it can offer all the services of a level six hospital.

Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi lauded the Governor for the project saying it will boost the delivery of healthcare services for referral cases at an affordable rate unlike the current scenario where most patients with special cases cant access medication.

Governor Khaemba called out a section of leaders in the region whom he accused of curtailing his development track record during his ten year tenure which made it hard for him to deliver on his promises.

 “We had more than five court cases on this project by people who did not want us to complete the project as if it was a personal project with the county assembly fearing to finance us saying it was a waste of public resources,” said Governor Khaemba.

 The Governor also called on those who are eyeing his seat to conduct their campaigns in a peaceful manner instead of raising unnecessary tension saying the cosmopolitan county requires cohesiveness for development to thrive

“I call on whoever will take over after my tenure to work with everyone to promote cohesion. I am happy that no tension has been witnessed among communities residing in this region since I did not govern with an iron fist,” said the county boss.