Barely two months after Murang’a county completed the construction of the largest Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a 35-bed capacity ICU in a record 21 days, Murang’a County Governor and CRP party leader Mwangi Wairia has now flagged off yet another ultra-modern state of the art Murang’a Cancer Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The hospital will allegedly be seven storeys and will hold over 300 beds equipped with modern equipment with the potential to diagnose early stages of cancer. The centre is expected to be ready by December 2020 and patients will start receiving treatment in the facility from January next year.
The county boss further observed that construction of the building will go concurrent with the employment of health staff to man the centre, who will be taken to India and Spain training. “Employment of oncologists will be done soonest possible, so as to allow them to go for further training in Spain and India. The county government already has a partnership with Spanish medical facilities.”
The governor said the facility would be among the few cancer centres that offer in-patient cancer services.
“Right now, most health facilities offer outpatient cancer services, which are very expensive and inaccessible to patients from poor families. The facility will also have all the equipment required to treat all types of cancers” he said.
He observed that tendering for the equipment will also be done from next month so as to prepare early for commissioning of the hospital come next year.
The governor said that they will establish a medical foundation that will embark on mobilizing resources for effective implementation of the project.
Murang’a county has been focusing on matters health in the recent past. with the ICU and Cancer Centre and in Gatanga, an orthopedic facility is about to be completed.