By Reuben Olita

The National Government through the Ministry of Health is constructing a Ksh.100 million male surgical and medical wards at the Busia County Referral Hospital (BCRH).

The site for the construction of the project has been handed over to the contractor Peter Mugoya (Petmart Services Limited) by the Busia Department of Health and Sanitation led by the Chief Officer Jonathan Ino and Director Medical Services Dr. Janerose Ambuchi.

The one-storeyed building will consist of 4 wards.

Ino said the project which is part of the National Government’s efforts to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillar of the Big 4 Agenda, will benefit residents.

The BCRH Medical Superintendent Dr Namudala Emukule said the project will change the face of the hospital once complete, sentiments that were echoed by the Busia County Health Administrative Officer Ali Atemba.

“We really appreciate considering that Busia will be a great beneficiary of the project,” he said.

Similar projects have been implemented in Counties including Wajir, Samburu, Nyamira and Nyandarua .

Also in attendance was the Deputy Med Sup, Emma Namulala and BCRH Administrator Benjamin Owuor among others.

The project is expected to be complete by June 30, 2022.

Apart from the structure, medical equipment will be supplied as well as a standby generator.

In addition, asbestos will be removed from selected structures within the BCRH.

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