The site for the construction of a KShs300 million outpatient department at the Olenguruone sub-County Hospital has been handed to the contractor.
The construction of the first phase of the 3-floored modern hospital is set to begin in two weeks and is expected to be fully operational by the end of next year.
The upgrade is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to improve the quality of healthcare service delivery in Nakuru County.
Previously, Kuresoi South and North residents had to travel to the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital and Kericho and Bomet counties for quality services.
The facility will house laboratories, X-rays and imaging centre, pharmacies, and theatres among other essential services.
Present during the handover were Medical Services CO Dr Solomon Sirma, Amalo MCA Wesley Kiptoo Maritim, Olenguruone sub-County Hospital management board members among others
Nakuru County has heavily invested in health infrastructure with multimillion mega infrastructure projects ongoing at the Nakuru level five hospital,Gilgil sub county hospital,Naivasha level four hospital,Molo subcounty hospital and the Njoro subcounty facility.
The health department over the years has taken the lions share of the county’s annual budget
Infrastructure improvements at the Nakuru level five hospital has seen an influx of patients from neighbouring counties including Baringo,Laikipia and Nyandarua.