Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua has expressed opposition to the government's proposal to build more level 3 hospitals across the country as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta's third stimulus program.
On Citizen TV's Day Break broadcast on Thursday, Gachagua stated that the issue is not a lack of hospitals, but rather that the ones that exist are under-equipped.
"On the surface, it appears to be a very good thing in terms of level 3 health centers, so it is bringing health down to where the people are,However, there are really big questions about the existing health facilities." The MP said.
President Kenyatta said the government has set aside Ksh.3.2 billion for the construction of 50 new level 3 hospitals in non-covered and densely inhabited areas of the country during his Mashujaa Day address at Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga.
Gachagua, on the other hand, wants President Kenyatta's government to first renovate all level 2, 3, and 4 hospitals across the country before constructing new ones.
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