Nakuru County government is upgrading Bahati Sub-County Hospital at a cost of Sh150 million.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the health facility is expected to meet the demand of the expanding population.
“This is because of Bahati’s proximity to Nakuru City and in-line with our agenda to bring quality healthcare closer to the people,” Kinyanjui said.
He spoke Thursday when he visited the facility to inspect the quality of the services offered there.
He said that the laboratory is well equipped.
“It has equipment that can detect early signs of anaemia, kidney and liver diseases,” he said.
Cancer screening for breast, prostate and cervix cancer is also available.
“I was impressed to learn that up to 200 babies are delivered at the hospital every month.
This shows the faith that our people have in the services offered at the hospital,” the governor said.
He said his administration has deployed a surgeon to the facility and he is expected to start work in a week’s time.
“Bahati Sub County is also known for agriculture and contributes to the country’s food security,” Kinyanjui said.
“We will continue to support our farmers by opening up feeder roads and creating an enabling environment, including markets for them.”
The governor was joined by CECM Dr. Kariuki Gichuki and Eng. Reuben Maritim, area MCA John Njuguna Ndonyo and Chairman of the Health Committee at the County Assembly Njuguna Mwaura among other MCAs.