KMPDU condemns attempts to halt the planned construction of an Ultra-Modern  Hospital in Eldoret


By Ayago Lloyd


The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has condemned attempts to halt the planned construction of an Ultra-Modern  Hospital in Eldoret that will cost the Kenyan taxpayer Ksh 28B.


Through North Rift KMPDU chairman Dr Darwin Ambuka, the union says the construction of the mega new Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital will be a game changer in provision of healthcare services for millions of Kenyans.


Dr Ambuka’s remarks follow a concern raised through a letter by National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi that called for the suspension of the project citing lack of due diligence from the government. Wandayi claims the proposed construction is yet to be tabled before the relevant committees in the house.


“The other day we saw the letter written by minority leader Hon Wandayi and as a union we support any project that will bring opportunities and help to the people of Uasin Gishu County and the neighboring counties. MTRH facility benefits up to 22 counties and neighboring countries like Tanzania, Uganda and even Burundi. This facility will not only serve a large area but also bring employment opportunities to our doctors,” Said Dr. Darwin Ambuka.


Opiyo’s protestation came after President William Ruto gave assurance to fast track the construction of the mega hospital at Kiplombe on a 200 acre piece of land with over 2000 bed capacity late last year during his visit in Uasin Gishu County.


Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha, underscored President Ruto’s promise during her recent visit at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital early last week saying time was nigh to have a new facility that will meet the healthcare demand in the region.


Dr. Darwin Ambuka Chair KMPDU Uasin Gishu chapter .

“I am also happy to have come after his Excellency the president has made a pronouncement regarding the new referral hospital in Kiplombe which as a foot soldier I have come to kick start the process and we’ve had very good discussions. In a few years to come we will be in a different space, much expansive and able to care for the needs of not only Uasin Gishu but the region at large,” Nakhumicha.



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