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Government faulted for Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital budget cuts

Robert Pukose, the committee’s deputy chairman, said they would table a report in Parliament recommending increased funding to enable the hospital to develop its infrastructure.PHOTO:COURTESY

The Government has slashed funding for Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) from Sh270 million to Sh130 million, a move that has angered MPs.

Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, who recently toured the hospital, noted that funding was cut without their knowledge.

Robert Pukose, the committee’s deputy chairman, said they would table a report in Parliament recommending increased funding to enable the hospital to develop its infrastructure.

“It is regrettable that the state slashed the hospital’s budget by more than half. We will push for more funding to allow this hospital to develop further… needs more funding to expand its medical units,” the Endebess MP said.

The hospital’s Chief Executive, Wilson Aruasa, said they had handed over a budget proposal to the committee for further scrutiny.

“We need to expand the facility, especially the cancer screening centre, which requires modern equipment,” Dr Aruasa said.

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