Nakhumicha S Wafula, Cabinet Secretary for Health, inspected the East African Center of Excellence for Urology and Nephrology, which is located on the grounds of Kenyatta National Hospital.
Accompanied by her East African Community (EAC) and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counterpart, Rebecca Miano, Nakhumicha emphasized the importance of completing the project as soon as possible in order to meet rising patient demand and save lives.
Addressing the project engineer, Nakhumicha expressed concern about a Kshs 525 million cost variation, urging a reassessment to make it more feasible for the country.
She emphasized the importance of providing services to patients, acknowledging that it is a matter of life and death for many.
“The facility that has been put up to serve their interest,” she stated, “when they see this institute working, they will breathe a sigh of relief.”
The project, funded by the African Development Bank in partnership with the Kenyan government, is scheduled for an official opening in December.