The government on Tuesday, January 3, announced plans to build a new 2,000-bed Multi-Specialty Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Kiplombe, Eldoret, as part of continuing reforms aimed at boosting access to excellent and affordable healthcare in the nation.
Speaking in Eldoret during a visit to the facility, Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha indicated that the plans for the facility were complete with the government seeking a viable financial mechanism to start off the project.
The health CS applauded MTRH’s leadership for their “exemplary performance” in upholding the hospital’s standards and therefore allowing it to accomplish its mission of addressing health issues in the area.
She believes that after the upgrade is finished, it will help MTRH play a pivotal role in bringing about Universal health care for all Kenyans.
To further improve access to healthcare, the CS also announced that two new hospitals will be funded, built, and staffed by the Ministry of Health.
Nakhumicha also shared that the Kenyan government has agreed to build a 162-bed children’s hospital with funding from foreign partners.
At an earlier meeting with Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii, the CS reaffirmed the government’s commitment to working with county governments to improve health facilities throughout the nation.
Specifically, the CS said that her ministry will collaborate with Governor Bii to improve the county’s hospitals.
The two met against the backdrop of an impending doctor’s strike in the nation.