Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) is set to go through significant infrastructure facelift by taking down the present building designs, supplanting them with new ones, an undertaking that would be considered to cost more than 600bn/ – once completed.
As indicated by the 2023/2024 financial arrangement, the hospital will supplant the old structures with ultramodern designs.
Talking in Dodoma yesterday MNH Executive Director, Professor Mohamed Janabi said that the project will be carried out in stages as a team with Exim Bank, taking note that right now the project is at feasibility study stage.
Prof Janabi said that the building structures, which will be developed, will have similar size as the old ones yet will be modernized to further develop and improve administering of services.
He noticed that in this fiscal year, Muhimbili National Hospital likewise hopes to keep giving particular and very specific health services, incorporating the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) health services.
“We desire to begin conveying this assistance here at MNH before the finish of this current year, the specialists are prepared, the building structure is there and the gear have been purchased, what we are sitting tight for is the establishment of these machines to be finished,” he said.
He added that when the hospital begins offering the service it will utilize nearby specialists and others that are knowledgeable about the region so they can prepare specialists and doctors or the service.
Prof Janabi added that MNH will likewise keep on giving kidney relocate administrations, bone-marrow relocate, including giving portable amplifiers (cochlear) embed administrations, fortifying demonstrative administrations and proceeding to oversee human and monetary assets.
The Muhimbili National Hospital has been dispensed 170.6 bn/ – in this monetary year, of which 142.7 bn/ – is for the everyday activities and 27.8 bn/ – is for the advancement projects.
Additionally, MNH was dedicated to keep giving transfer administrations and cut references abroad, noticing that 59 patients got cochlear inserts starting from the presentation of the assistance at the public clinic.
Muhimbili National Hospital History
The origins of Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) date back to 1910-1920 and was originally known as Sewahaji Hospital. In 1956 the name was changed to Princess Margareth Hospital. Shortly after independence in 1961 it was called Muhimbili Hospital until 1976 when it was converted to Muhimbili Medical Center.
Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) was established by MNH Law ACT of pariliament No. 5 of 2000 of Parliament from the split of the former Muhimbili Medical Center (MMC) into Muhimbili National Hospital and Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), now Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).The separation took place in November 2004. Currently, MNH is the national referral hospital and teaching hospital with 1,500 beds,serving 1,000 to 1,200 outpatients per week and admitting 1,000 to 1,200 inpatients in a single week.