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Refurbished Mathare-Korogocho hospital opens in May

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NMS director General Badi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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Summary

  • The hospital in Mathare North, which will be a five- storey building, is expected to begin admitting patients in May.
  • NMS Director- General Major General Mohamed Badi said they had put a request to the national government to set aside a budget for equipping the hospital with procurement process underway.

Newly-built Mathare-Korogocho Level 5 Hospital will be ready by end of next month ahead of its commissioning in April, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has said.

The hospital in Mathare North, which will be a five- storey building, is expected to begin admitting patients in May.

NMS Director- General Major General Mohamed Badi said they had put a request to the national government to set aside a budget for equipping the hospital with procurement process underway.

He pointed out that construction works should be complete at the start of this month.

The Maj-Gen added that they were negotiating with the National Treasury to ensure the health facility is up and running before the end of the current financial year in June.

"We are hopeful that once the infrastructure is completed, we will embark on employing doctors, nurses and other staff," said Mr Badi.

The hospital is also expected to have more than 300 workers drawn from different cadres of health profession.

Maj-Gen Badi said the hospital will have all the facilities of a Level 5 hospital including its own mortuary, kidney dialysis centre, theatres and an intensive care unit (ICU).

The facility will be at the same level as Mama Lucy Hospital which is also being upgraded by NMS.

Construction works on the health facility, which has been around since 1989, had stalled for several years before President Uhuru Kenyatta in July last year instructed NMS to take over the upgrade.

Sh400 million was set aside for the purpose.