Construction of 200-Bed Turbo Sub-County Hospital Commissioned

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Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago on Thursday, July 28, 2022, commissioned the construction of the proposed Turbo Level 4 Sub-County Hospital in Tapsagoi Ward.

The 200-bed facility, once complete, is expected to improve access to health services for locals within Turbo Sub-County and neighbouring areas.

Currently, most of the locals in the Turbo Sub-County are usually forced to travel to Huruma Sub-County Hospital or Eldoret town for medical services.

Speaking during the event, Mandago assured locals that the project will be completed by the next government.

Mandago speaks during the commissioning of Turbo Sub-County Hospital on July 28, 2022.

He revealed that already Ksh150 million has been set aside and approved by the county assembly in the 2022/2023 budget for the project.

This hospital will be built. I have spoken to Chelilim (UDA gubernatorial candidate) and the people of Turbo, you should not be worried. This hospital will be the first one that he will work on,” Mandago said.

The budget has been approved and the only remaining part is the tendering process,” he added.

The county boss says the Turbo Sub-County Hospital will contain all facilities that will enable it to operate as a level 4.

The commissioning of the hospital comes months after the County Government of Uasin Gishu managed to acquire a 7.9 hectares piece of land from the Karani family.

The land that cost the county Ksh30 million will be used to set up the Sub County Hospital, whose works had stalled for years for lack of a place it set up.

Subsidiary facilities

An agreement to officially acquire the land was sealed on April 25, 2022.

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And even as the project is expected to be rolled out as soon as a new administration takes over power, Mandago is challenging locals living near the proposed Sub-County Hospital to invest in setting up subsidiary facilities.

Uasin Gishu Health Services CECM Dr Eveline Rotich with Turbo MP Janet Rotich receives the title deed for land that will be used to set up the facility.

He said because of the anticipated growth around the hospital, there will be a need for a physical plan.

This place will another town on its own because of this facility. We will need to do physical planning so that we begin growing another economy. For the locals, start thinking of setting up rental houses and other facilities so that we don’t have to use public money in building subsidiary facilities,” the governor said.

For the last few years, the county has invested in setting up Sub County hospitals – with construction works for the facilities in Ziwa and Kesses ongoing.

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