KU hospital to start operations to decongest KNH

The Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTTRH) board led by Prof. Olive Mugenda has been urged to accelerate the operationalization of the hospital for service delivery to all Kenyans.

Speaking during a finalization tour of the state of the art 600 bed capacity hospital today the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health Sicily Kariuki who was accompanied by the CS for Education Prof. George Magoha, instructed the Board to identify staff and actualize the operationalization in the facility in the next three months to decongest Kenyatta National Hospital.

“The operationalization of the hospital will reduce overseas referrals currently costing Kenyans 10 billion shillings,” she said.

The hospital she added will be run on a purely referral basis and will offer highly specialized medical services.

“It will be a game changer particularly in cancer treatment and in the delivery of Universal Health Coverage Agenda,” she noted.

The Education CS, Prof. Magoha praised the standard of the hospital arguing that “you don’t need to go out to get quality services.”

KUTTRH is a tertiary hospital for specialized care. It is supposed to reduce outward medical tourism and attract tourism from other countries besides addressing the current health challenges such as the non communicable diseases.