Newly built Mathare-Korogocho Hospital in Kenya to be commissioned in April

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The newly built Mathare-Korogocho Level Five Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya will be ready by the end of February ahead of its commissioning in April, the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has announced. The hospital is expected to begin admitting patients in May.

According to NMS Director General, Major General Mohamed Badi, the agency has already made a request to the national government to set aside some money to equip the hospital, with the procurement process underway. “NMS is 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 next month, we will start employing doctors, nurses and other staff,” said the DG.

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Mathare-Korogocho Level Five Hospital

He further added that the hospital will have all the facilities of a Level Five hospital including its own mortuary, kidney dialysis centre, theatres and an intensive care unit (ICU). “The 100-bed county referral hospital will be run by a chief executive officer who must be a doctor by profession,” he affirmed.

Located in Mathare North, the facility will be at the same level as the Mama Lucy Hospital which is also being upgraded. The hospital is also expected to have more than 300 medics. According to the DG, the hospital, together with 24 others which are nearing completion and will soon be operational, will reduce the burden on the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), as well as Mbagathi, Mama Lucy and Pumwani hospitals.