African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref) will install a 3,000 cubic metres oxygen-producing plant at Murang’a Level Five Hospital.
The Sh77 million project will also facilitate the establishment of oxygen installation at Muriranja, Kaharo, Kangema and Maragua hospitals, following a pact signed between Murang’a County Government and Amref through the support of Global Fund.
Head of AMREF Delegation Peter Waiganjo said the oxygen project is being implemented in 45 counties after Nairobi benefited during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Waiganjo held talks with Murang’a Deputy Governor Stephen Munania on how the Sh77 million project will be implemented within six months.
“Another 460 oxygen cylinders will be provided to the county to assist in the transportation of the commodity to the health facilities for use by the patients,” said Waiganjo.
Munania said the project will go along in supporting County Government healthcare programmes that were initiated by Governor Irungu Kang’ata.
”We have a robust health care system with 21,000 households listed in the NHIF/Kang’ata Care Programme,” said Munania who was accompanied by Health CEC Dr Fredrick Mbugua.
Currently, the Murang’a hospital depends on gas cylinders from Nairobi a distance of 90 kilometres.