City Hall to complete new ICU Unit at Mama Lucy Hospital in December

The Nairobi County Government has given itself 90 days to complete the stalled construction of the ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit at the Mama Lucy Hospital.

The 72 bed capacity facility will be ready for unveiling in December according to acting Nairobi Health County Executive Member Vesca Kangogo who says that 90 over 70% of the work has been done.

The new facility will cost close to 1billion shillings with 72 million shillings set aside for the completion.

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Governor Mike Sonko on Monday had issued  an executive order for the immediate resumption of construction of the building which had stalled for several years.

“I want the construction of the stalled ICU building at Mama Lucy Hospital to commence immediately. We must provide quality health care to all Nairobians,” said Sonko.

The ICU at Mama Lucy Hospital is expected to ease congestion at the Kenyatta National Hospital, which has of late been overwhelmed by the high number of patients seeking intensive health care services.

Section of the upcoming 72 bed facility at the Mama Lucy Hospital in Embakasi. The county government has set aside Sh72million to complete the project. PHOTO// Samson Wire

According to Vesca the new ICU ward will help to ease congestion at the KNH, which serves as a national referral hospital.

“The unveiling of the ICU ward will end the acute shortage of ICU beds in Nairobi,” said the County Health Executive.

Kangogo was accompanied by Nairobi County Medical Chief Officer Mahat Jimale, National government Public Works Secretary Alphonce Okumeto and other top county officials.

“The project which was to be completed last year had stalled due to lack of funds, but we are now set after the Nairobi County government availed the funds to complete the project,” said Okumeto.

The delegation hailed the constructor of the project for setting up a special unit for peole with disability.

If it is complete by December, Mama Lucy Hospital is expected to rise the ranks as one of the best health facility in Kenya and Nairobi specifically.

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