A Nairobi private developer is seeking permission to build a Sh415 million hospital and adjacent residential flats in Embakasi, Nairobi.
The investment neighbouring Goshenland GSU Training School, the Coca-Cola Company, Tuskys Embakasi and KEMSA depot, targets to offer advanced in-patient medical services for Embakasi’s 163,858 people.
Regulatory filings by Acme Properties Ltd showed the four-floor hospital will incorporate male and female wards as well as provide other amenities for the well-being of patients.
Acme’s Environmental Impact Assessment audit report says the investment will include dialysis, labour, chemo units as well as pediatric, ICU, HDU and NICU wards, endoscopy and dialysis departments.
“(Others are) consultation rooms, stores (nursing store, theatre store equipment, general stores), the waiting area, X-ray section, CT scan section, a generator room and UPS room, engineering service, cold room emergency department, blood collection unit, echo cardiogram, laundry section and the administration department.
To serve emerging interests for modern families, a prayer-cum-counselling centre has been incorporated next to the director’s and assistant director’s offices.
They have also earmarked separate buildings for a pharmacy, dental and eye units.
The proponents urged the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) to approve it saying it will generate employment, revenue as well as help improve the health of locals.
Nema has sought public comments on the project in the next 30 days before it makes a decision on whether the project should be allowed or blocked.
Most ailing residents travel to Komarock-based Lucy Kibaki Hospital for medical treatment. Bodies are usually transported to morgues on the other end of the city making it unnecessarily expensive for residents.
The lead consultant said the facility will also provide accommodation for medical staff thereby ensuring the facility has access to highly skilled medical personnel at all times.
“It will improve capacity for provision of specialised health care services as well as support training and capacity building at the proposed centers of excellence,” he said.