Nakuru County Governor H.E. Susan Kihika signed a transformative agreement this afternoon with Standard Medical Group, valued at Kshs3 billion, aimed at upgrading services and expanding facilities at the Nakuru Teaching and Referral Hospital (NTRH). The Health Transformation Program MoU is heralded as a game-changer in the county’s health sector, encompassing the supply and installation of medical equipment, construction of physical infrastructure improvements at the NTRH, installation of the Digital Healthcare Transformation and Operation infrastructure, supply and installation of end-user hardware for both clinical and administrative functions, and the development of human resources at the NTRH.
Governor Kihika emphasized that the state-of-the-art equipment, new diagnostic systems, and improved infrastructure at the hospital are vital components of a functional healthcare system, aligning with her vision outlined in the county’s manifesto.
Ian Okello, the CEO of Standard Medical Group, described the MoU as a comprehensive package that will equip the NTRH with cutting-edge technology and facilities, giving the hospital a competitive edge in medical treatment and diagnosis. He also expressed the intention to extend equipment provisions to other Level 4 hospitals in the county that lack such facilities.
The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Governor H.E. David Kones, County Secretary Samuel Mwaura, Chief of Staff Peter Ketienya, Health CECM Roselyne Mungai, and Chief Officers John Murima (Medical Services) and Martin Kagai (Office of the Governor).