Lions club Kenya has announced plans to build the first eye hospital in Kisumu.
The eye hospital to be built on a five acre piece of land at Uzima university college will be used as a teaching and referral eye hospital that will also see emergency cases of eye ailments managed .
The hospital ,according to the project chairman Ramesha Mehta will cost sh 500 million .
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony at the Uzima university college in Kisumu recently the project chairman said the state of the art fully fledged hospital will have the latest equipment for treatment of any eye ailments.
The 100 bed capacity facility will have three operational theaters , seven examination rooms and additional eight private rooms for private wing .
According to Ramesh ,the hospital will also be used for research by the Uzima university college on whose land it will be built.
The Catholic church donated five acre piece of land towards the construction of the facility which is expected to handle emergency and referral cases within the region .
The Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyongo who witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony lauded the move by the Lion’s Club saying eye hospital would greatly boost provision of healthcare in the county and neighboring areas.