Uhuru Opens Ksh846M Hospital Built in 90 Days

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta opens a Ksh 846 million hospital in Nairobi
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, November 13, launched a Ksh 846 million hospital built in a record time of three months in Nairobi. 

    The project was funded by the Government of Kenya, the United Nations (UN) and the Nairobi Hospital. It will be used to offer treatment to Covid-19 patients in the East African region. 

    The 100-bed capacity hospital comprises of a 15-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a 45-bed High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta at the launch of a Ksh 846 million hospital in Nairobi

    It also entails modern laboratories and operating theatres. Both members of the public and UN employees will have access to the hospital.

    Kenyatta lauded all partners who contributed to the success of the hospital, adding that it will serve as an exhibit of the UN in Africa and globally.

    "It will cater to all and will also augment the health care capacity in Kenya.  

    It will also be accessible to all Kenyans even after the pandemic is eliminated; and will, in future be used to treat other infectious diseases,” Kenyatta stated. 

    On Saturday, October 31, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe added that his ministry was almost completing the construction of 19 hospitals in different Nairobi estates. 

    This is part of Kenyatta's Universal Healthcare Coverage Programme (UHC) under the Big 4 Agenda. 

    Kenyatta extended the nationwide curfew until January 3, 2021. The curfew periods were also reviewed to commence at 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

    Eateries and bars were ordered to close at 9 p.m. As of Thursday, November 12, Kenya recorded 66,723 cases, 1,203 deaths and 43,623 recoveries. 

    Watch Uhuru open the hospital