The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) has bid adieu to its old kitchen that has been in operation for the past 100 years.
This is after the second largest referral hospital in the country launched an ultramodern Kitchen and Laundry worth Sh2 million replacing the old facility built in 1918.
Speaking shortly after opening the building area Governor Jackson Mandago, congratulated the Hospital Management and MTRH Board for improving on quality of service at the medical facility.
“Your team is doing a good job. Keep on,” Governor Mandago told the hospital’s CEO Wilson Aruasa.
He also commended the Hospital Management for putting up washrooms for visitors in the Hospital.
He urged other public facilities to emulate MTRH saying it is a step in the right direction.
The County boss also expressed gratitude to MTRH CEO for allowing a team from the Hospital to carry out an assessment of all health facilities in Uasin Gishu County.
The report will be handed to the Governor by July, 2018 for implementation.
“We thank MTRH for our sustained partnership. We look forward to even more engagement including outreaches by MTRH Specialists in Ziwa Health Centre, Burnt Forest Health Centre and other areas within the County,” he added.
The Governor also visited the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Microwave Clinical Waste Plant.
The County Government purchased four ICU Units for MTRH at Sh 40 million.
The Governor directed the CEC Health, Evelyn Rotich, to instruct all Hotels, health facilities (under the County) and Private Hospitals’ within Uasin Gishu County to dispose their wastes properly by utilizing the MTRH Clinical Waste Plant.
Speaking at the same time, Dr Aruasa, reiterated the good working relationship enjoyed with Uasin Gishu County Government citing the recent Devolution Conference held in Kakamega County-where the relationship between the two institutions was showcased as a model to be replicated in other areas.
He said that the New Laundry and Kitchen is exceptional in the region.
The project, which commenced in March, was undertaken by Wilkori Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Limited.
The New Laundry and Kitchen covers 1984 square meters.
The Contract Implementation Team (CIT) was satisfied with the quality workmanship displayed by the contractor.
Staff in the New Kitchen will use steam and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Dr Aruasa informed the meeting that plans for New 2, 000 Multi-Specialty Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital are at an advanced stage and ground-breaking will be done as soon as all Government approvals have been obtained.