Residents of Marioshoni Ward in Elburgon yesterday got a sigh of relief after Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua commissioned Marioshoni Level Three hospital, a project that was started many years ago.
Governor Mbugua said the project will assist the locals especially the women who have been travelling far distances to access medical services.
“The hospital will have a maternity wing which will ensure our mothers deliver safely. They won’t have to go Nyayo hospital in Elburgon Town which is miles away,” Mbugua said.
According to Joseph Kibiro, a boda boda operator, said that they will get relieved where they will no longer be at risk when taking their clients to hospital in the late hours of the night.
“Am a boda boda operator and we have been risking our lives when taking patients to hospital past midnight. This will be closer to us and easily accessed,’ Kibiro said.
‘Some of them have been attacked in such incidents by thugs while taking their sick loved ones to hospital along the dark roads occasioned with bushy ends, he said
Although the residents welcomed the project saying that it will save lives and time, they urged the County government to connect the facility to electricity and water supply for it to be functional.
“The Governor should have however taken it a little slower. It will be hard for it to operate efficiently and benefit its clients without the basic infrastructure,” Kibiro added.
Francis Kipnyetich added that the project will still face a number of challenges before its operations gain momentum.
“The roads are in deplorable condition and require urgent rehabilitation,” he said.