Governor Nyong'o plans to make ‘Russia’ hospital a parastatal

Jaramogi Odinga Oginga Teaching and Referral Hospital

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH).

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What you need to know:

  • Move is expected to secure the hospital more funding to make it better able to handle the growing demand, not just in Kisumu, but from neighbouring counties as well.

  • Facility has seen a sharp increase in patients over the last two years, attributed to the piloting of the Universal Health Coverage, which offers services free of charge.

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH), the biggest hospital in Nyanza, could soon be turned into a parastatal by the Kisumu County government to position it for more funding and expansion.

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