The government has approved a new strategy to decongest the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The facility is facing serious congestion with more than 144 per cent bed occupancy in wards.
Facilities at the hospital are overstretched and CEO Wilson Aruasa (pictured) said they are handling more than 1,200 patients in outpatient and emergency units daily.
There are 1,300 patients on admission at any one time against a bed capacity of 900. Aruasa spoke on Sunday.
He said some wards with 35 beds accommodate more than 100 patients.
“The Health CS and other relevant authorities have now approved our decongestion strategy, which will enable us to help counties in our region handle minor cases of ailments that are referred to us,” he said.
The hospital has signed MoUs with counties in the region including Uasin Gishu, Nandi and Elgeyo Marakwet to help improve their capacity in handling of patients in county and sub-county hospitals.
Aruasa said the government is in the process of approving construction of the new Moi Referral Hospital in Kiplombe. It will have more than 4,000 beds.