Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has today launched an Oncology unit in Longisa County Referral Hospital which will offer Chemotherapy to Cancer patients in Bomet County and the entire South Rift region.
Speaking during the launch, the CS observed that the milestone will ease the burden of Cancer patients having to travel to Nairobi or Eldoret seeking the services.
Addressing the same function, Bomet Governor Dr. Hillary Barchok appreciated the national government for its commitment to alleviating the pain of Cancer patients in this region by providing the service.
“The launch of this unit is a milestone for Bomet County. We are committed to delivering on the big 4 agenda particularly in health sector”, said the governor.
Dr. Barchok also exuded confidence that the County Government of Bomet has competent medics and facilities to handle the scourge, adding that Longisa County Referral Hospital does not only serve Bomet residents but also Kenyans from Narok, Nyamira, Kericho and entire South Rift.”
Longisa Hospital now joins the other 9 Chemotherapy and radio therapy centres across the country to assist in the management of Cancer among Kenyans.
The governor requested the national government to set up a 5 bed capacity ICU in Longisa and to offer assistance to his administration in establishing Dr Joyce Laboso Memorial Mother & Child Wellness Center in honour of the late Governor Hon Dr Joyce Laboso