By Obegi Malack
Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Public Affairs administrator Verity Mganga has recommended opening of more private hospitals to support government in implementing its Big 4 Agenda.
Mganga said for the government to fulfill its development Agendas “food security, affordable housing, manufacturing, and affordable healthcare for all,” it needs private sector support.
The officer had represented CS for Public Service Prof Margret Kobia during the opening of UB Africa Medical Centre in Ongata Rongai Muungano House and celebration of Tumaini Supermarket nine years anniversary.
She said the hospital is also promoting employment by recruiting youth to work in the hospital, this will reduce unemployment rate in the country. This will drastically reduce poverty rate in the country.
The hospital will offer services to citizens who will not be able to get services in other big hospitals in Kajiado North Sub County. They also offer treatment to children in children centres in the area.
The hospital was started by staff who quit from the controversial St Mary Mission Hospital in Langata after battle pitting top catholic priests and a group of nuns over the control of the Sh3 billion hospital.
JefwaYaa clinical officer said many people from Rongai have been seeking services in the Langata Hospital and have nowhere to go after the controversies. The Rongai center will be focusing in offering outpatients; they will be offering home services to those who do not make it to hospital.
Faith Morage, Assistant County Commissioner said the government will support private entities to help in implementing its agendas to the community.