Due to the increasing need of healthcare and also affordable healthcare being one of the Kenyan main emphases in the next 5 years, Kiambu Road Investment Limited has invested over 3 billion in a project aimed at meeting the ever rising healthcare demands from the Kenyan public.
IFHA-II has been working closely with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector investing arm of the World Bank Group, to develop a healthcare platform across East & Southern Africa that will deliver the very best of healthcare services to the region.
This hospital is a keystone of the platform and will serve as the benchmark of the level and quality of care that can be expected across the Platform.
Speaking on Friday afternoon after gracing the official groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the hospital, International Investment Fund for Heath Care in Africa (IFHA) Managing Partner, Mr. Max Coppoolse during the ceremony pointed out that the hospital l is designed to deliver world class medical, surgical and diagnostics services to meet the growing needs of patients and the medical community.
The hospital which will be constructed along Kiambu road near the posh Muthaiga and Runda estates will have a bed capacity of 115 beds, 4 operating theatres and 11 dialysis stations.
The Md pointed out that the facility will provide a wide range of general and specialist healthcare services including pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics and a full suite of radiology services.
‘The fast paced growth of the Kenyan economy together with the commitment of the Kenyan Government to expand access to expand healthcare throughout the country makes Kenya the ideal location to establish this world-class hospital.’ Said the MD.
AAR Kenya Chairman Dr. Frank Njenga who graced the occasion said that such initiatives will see healthcare become a less issue in the country and are most welcomed by Kenyans in whatever part of the country.
He said that there is need to cub the cancer menace which has claimed a lot of lives in the country and others losing their life investments to the care and curing of the disease.
‘As we know cancer has been one of the most dangerous diseases killing our people, we also understand that most of the patients who seek medication abroad end up losing their lifetime investment. This is a major breakthrough in the field of medicine and also in the health of Kenyans if the treatment of such cases could be got locally in a facility like the one we are launching today.’ Said Dr Njenga
He continued to note that AAR as a provider has evolved over the years from providing healthcare to only AAR insured patients to serving all Kenyans including those without insurance covers.
He said that the insurance institution has been inspired by the spirit of Kenyans and their quest for better health care saying that Kenya is among the top rated countries which is highly investing in health of its citizens.
‘This hospital represents an important landmark for AAR’s continual growth into a fully-fledged health ecosystem. Once the hospital is operational, the patients, medical community and all our stakeholders can expect the same level of high quality, patient-centric services and infrastructure they have been accustomed to receiving at the AAR clinics,’ Added Dr. Njenga.
Kenya Chamber of Commerce KNCCI chairperson Kiprono Kitonny, while speaking to the press after the ground breaking praised investors who have started gaining confidence in the Kenyan economy.
He said that the stigma that the business people and investors faced during the electioneering year is now gone and they are sure that their investment are smart and safeguarded.