THE Migori government will spend Sh80 million to upgrade the County Referral Hospital and establish new units.
“The county government is committed to ensuring everyone has access to quality and affordable healthcare,” Governor Okoth Obado said during interview with the Star.
He was presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday of a modern laboratory and childcare unit, which he said will cost Sh41 million.
The governor said Sh19.9 million will be used to build the Central County Drug Store.
He said Sh22 million will be used to complete the Kenya Medical Training College.
“Already we have set aside Sh26 million towards renovation and facelifting of the County Referral Hospital,” Obado said.
He said the government will also spend Sh600,000 to build a chapel for the county mortuary.
The governor said his government will only select a few pieces of medical equipment from the Sh38 billion deal governors recently signed.
He said the county government has already purchased drugs and medical equipment and does not need to commit fully to the deal.
Last month, Obado received Sh30 million medical equipment from the United States after partnering with Kenya Relief Organisation.
The county government has also partnered with the Danish International Development Agency.
Danida is donating Sh18 million per year to county dispensaries.
“We are requesting more partners to come and work with us,” Obado said.
“My government is set to improve healthcare and we shall not relax on this.”