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The 100-bed capacity Jumuia Friends Hospital Kaimosi, has finally been handed over to the National Council of Churches of Kenya, after undergoing major renovations at a cost of over Ksh.250 million. The development sets the stage for the facility’s soft opening scheduled for later this year. The brief ceremony for the NCCK’s premier state-of-the-art hospital, was presided over by the NCCK’s Deputy General Secretary Dr. Nelson Makanda and marks a major step in the Council’s 20-year plan of providing quality and affordable healthcare across the country.
During the function, the team that comprised the main contractor and a host of NCCK staff, witnessed the signing of the handing over certificate, by Dr. Nelson Makanda on behalf of the Council. It was preceded by a close to 5 hour thorough inspection of the entire facility. “We have been looking forward to this day although it seemed like a mirage but it’s finally come”, remarked Dr. Makanda the NCCK Deputy General Secretary as he received the certificate on behalf of the council. The remaining works are expected to be completed in the next 6 months in readiness for the official opening early 2017. “I don’t think we will compete with anyone around here because no one has such a facility as this one”, quipped the Western Region Chair as his deputy recalled how the whole place looked like an ICU the last time he visited the site.
Among the NCCK staff who attended the occasion include the Hospital Administrator Margaret Mlamba and her staff, the NCCK Western Regional Coordinator Stephen Amusala and team, the Legal Officer Greg Papoi,Patson Nyaga from the Commercial department, ICT Manager Andrew Wekesa,Gilbert Wanjohi,Leornard Mukuria among others.
The modernization of the hospital follows a take-over agreement signed two years ago between the NCCK and the facility’s former owners, Friends Church in Kenya.
The Joint Venture has now created completely new possibilities for the hospital that will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a modern morgue. Once complete, Jumuia Friends Hospital Kaimosi is expected to revolutionize health care in the larger Western region especially in Vihiga County that currently lacks a reliable and affordable modern hospital.
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