The 374 bed capacity Thika Level 5 Ultra-modern Hospital will today be inspected by a team from respective departments prior to a handing over ceremony scheduled for August 5.
Speaking to KNA in Kiambu on Tuesday, the Director of Public Works, James Macharia revealed that the construction of the Sh.700 million state- of- art hospital had been funded in 3 phases by both the National and County Governments from June 6, 2015 and had taken at about two years to be completed.
Macharia said the hospital was expected to attend to more patients as this was quite a separate facility from the current one in Thika Sub-county but located on the same plot.
He said the hospital has three theatres, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three beds, newborn unit equipped with resuscitators to address babies who with pre-term health conditions.
The Director commended Kiambu County Government for rolling out a good number of projects which he said were spread fairly within the 12 Sub-counties.
He said when the Thika Hospital becomes operational as from next week, it would attend to more people within Kiambu and neighboring counties thereby helping to decongest Kenyatta National Referral Hospital and the Kiambu Level 4.
Macharia cited other health institutions that have been refurbished, including the Kiambu Level 4, Maina/Mwangi Ward in Gatundu, OPD of Ruiru Hospital, OPD Surgical Theatre at Tigoni Hospital, construction of 200 bed capacity hospital at Lari, 250 bed at Wangige, OPD at Kikuyu hospital and completion of a Surgical Theatre at Lussigeti Hospital where caesarean operations shall be carried out.
He said others were major renovations of Kihara Sub-county Hospital in Kiambaa, Limuru Health Centre, Githunguri Health Centre which also benefitted from MCH block and that all health centres had their blocks for Family Planning and immunization refurbished.
Source: Kenya News Agency