The County Government of Uasin Gishu Department of Health Services has signed 800 million contracts With Centurion Engineers and Builders Limited for the construction of Ziwa Level 5 Hospital which will serve as the county’s referral hospital.
Speaking on Thursday during a contract signing ceremony held at the County headquarters, CECM in charge of Health services Mrs. Evelyn Rotich said that the facility upon completion will be a 350 bed containing an Ultra-modern outpatient and inpatient, maternity and pharmacy units.
Mrs. Rotich urged the contractor to complete the project within the stipulated time as it had been long overdue given that it had stalled for a long time.
We at the department of health services will continue to discharge our mandate in providing quality health services to our residents at all times. The construction of the level five hospital is expected to address the demand of health care services to 1.2 million people in Uasin Gishu County” said Mrs. Rotich.
She stated that the construction of the facility comes in timely in line with the Government’s Big Four Agenda of achieving Universal Health Coverage.
The CECM for roads and public works engineer Gideon Birir assured of close monitoring and supervision of the project to ensure the project is done up to standard and completed on time.
The County Secretary Mr. Edwin Bett on his part noted that the project is very important to the residents of Uasin Gishu and therefore urged the contractor to maintain standards as far as quality is concerned so as to guarantee its durability given that it will serve residents for a very long time.
Acting Health Chief Officer Kenneth Mbeka said the department will work hand in hand with the contractors to facilitate the completion of the facility as per the stipulated time given that it will help the residents of Uasin Gishu and beyond.
Also present during the ceremony was the County Attorney Stephen Lel, Centurion Engineers and Builders Limited Director Samay Sign said that they will deliver at their end.
The project is expected to be completed within a period not exceeding two years.