The government is set to construct a modern 2,000 bed Multi-Specialty Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kiplombe area.
This is part of the ongoing reforms aimed at enhancing access to quality and affordable healthcare in the country.
Speaking in Eldoret during a tour of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha said the designs of the facility are ready with the government seeking for a proper financing mechanism to kick off the project.
While lauding the hospital management for exemplary performance, the health CS said the government remains committed to support the hospital to realise its mission.
“The Ministry of Health will address the budgetary needs raised by MTRH Management to ensure MTRH meets all her Staffing, Training, Equipment and other needs,'' said the health CS.
She said this will place MTRH at a sound pedestal in her contribution to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for the Kenyan people.
The CS said the Ministry of Health will assist with equipping and staffing of two hospitals whose construction is expected to be completed in the next one and a half years.
“Two partners, Shoe4Africa Foundation, New York, USA & Sidekick Foundation, Indiana, USA have been granted VAT exemption status by GOV of Kenya to construct the multi-million 162-bed Shoe4Africa Julie Anne Perry Children’s Hospital and 64-bed Harry J. Dyer Children Burns Hospital.