The Mathare-Korogocho Hospital Nairobi’s first Level 5 Hospital will open its doors to patients after commissioning by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS). the Sh400 million five-storey hiospital will reduce patient load at Mama Lucy Hospital that serves more than 2.1 million people in the Eastlands area.
With a capacity of 350 beds, the hospital boasts of a 24-hour pharmacy, dialysis center, an intensive care unit, burns unit, and surgical theatres. The hospital will offer dialysis, radiology services, tuberculosis management, mortuary and autopsy services, pathology, chemotherapy and forensic services and will dedicate an entire floor to attend to boda boda riders injured while going about their business.
NMS this year recruited 1,691 health staff for deployment across the 24 new hospitals being put up in slums with Mathare-Korogocho being one of the facilities. The recruits comprised 679 nurses with the rest being doctors and clinical officers.