Busia County Government’s ultra-modern Intensive Care and Emergency Units Centre will be ready by February 2019, County Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation Phaustine Barasa has revealed.
Speaking during the handover of the three storied building to contractor Arsene Agencies Limited on Thursday, Ms. Barasa said upon completion the Centre will elevate the status of Busia County Referral Hospital to level five.
‘’ Cases of referring emergency cases to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital will be a thing of the past. The costs incurred in emergency evacuation will reduce drastically,’’ she said, adding that deaths arising from delayed specialized treatment will also reduce.
The CEC Member said the contractor will execute his duties based on the Bills of Quantity with the time frame of 28 calendar weeks including weekends and holidays to be observed to the later.
Flanked by Chief Officer in the department Dr. Isaac Omeri, Barasa said the first phase entailed the super structure with finishes to mark phase two of the project which will house Emergency Unit on the ground floor, ICU on the first floor and Administration offices on the third floor.
Busia County Assembly Committee on Health and Sanitation vice chairperson Nancy Okademi said the completion of the building will offer permanent solution to emergency and ICU cases.
She said the assembly will support the completion of the project. She thanked the County Government for injecting funds towards the completion of the project.