Mandago calls for start of construction of new hospital, as oxygen plant is launched.

GovernorJackson Mandago, EGH, has asked the government to expedite the establishment of the new Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital – Eldoret.

The Governor says the establishment of the new referral facility in Eldoret will bolster and ramp up provision of health services in the country.

The Government has allocated land near Eldoret Airstrip to build a new MTRH as a way to address need for more space to expand and accomodate expansion.

Speaking during the opening of an Oxygen Plant at MTRH, Mandago said the new facility will have more room to expand and build more departments, thus serving more patients.

Mandago was speaking as he joined Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, in opening projects at MTRH, including a 2000 liters-per -minute-Oxygen Generating Plant. It is the biggest government oxygen producing plant in the country.

The Governor also congratulated MTRH for coming in handy to provide the much needed oxygen even as the country continues battling Covid 19. Oxygen is an important component in treatment and management of corona virus.

CS Kagwe asked county governments to consider supporting hospitals to set up oxygen plants in order to save life when need arises.

Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Charles Keter, National Assembly’s chair of Health Committee Sabina Chege, Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny, MTRH Chief Executive, Dr Wilson Aruasa and County Health Executive, Dr Everlyne Rotich, were some of the leaders who attended the MTRH events.

Governor Mandago’s government is building level four and level five facilities in Kesses and Ziwa respectively, and which will have adequate oxygen to support high-end services as surgeries and ICUs. The facilities are currently between 75 and 80 percent complete.

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