At the upgraded Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, the President opened a new 250-bed capacity male ward, unveiled a 100-body capacity mortuary with histology and anatomy labs and, a chapel. The previous mortuary could only accommodate 24 bodies.
The President also commissioned a 64 slide Computerized Tomography (CT-Scan), launched a 50-unit doctors’ hostel to be used by interns and visiting doctors on exchange programmes.
The Head of State also performed a ground-breaking ceremony for an ultra-modern cancer diagnostic and treatment center.
He said the Ksh.2 billion Kisii cancer center will be the first such facility among three other centers of excellence that the government plans to put up across the county.
Besides the four ultra-modern cancer centers, the government is also planning to establish chemotherapy centers in various parts of the country to manage the rising cases of cancer.
The President also witnessed the presentation of an accreditation certificate to the hospital, giving it the green light to become a medical training for Kisii University.
The certificate was presented to the Kisii University Vice Chancellor by the Chairman of Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, Prof. George Magoha.
The President said the new facilities at the upgraded hospital were a clear testimony of the close working relations between the two levels of government.
Earlier, the President received an 11-point memorandum from Governor Ongwae listing key projects that the local leaders sought the engagement of the President.