Nairobi’s Muthaiga North residents have endorsed the construction of a Sh890 million 100-bed private hospital that includes a fully equipped gym off Kiambu Road.
The residents’ association of the affluent neighbourhood filed a no-objection notice saying the new medical facility by the Kiambu Road Investment Ltd (KRIL) on three acres will create jobs and improve the area’s value as an investment destination.
The new facility will also ease gruelling hours spent by motorists racing through Nairobi’s traffic to ferry patients to Upperhill-based Kenyatta National, Nairobi Hospital as well as private hospitals in Parklands.
Jobs will be created in the new consultation facilities at the soon-to-be built Doctor’s plaza enabling specialist doctors to attend to patients closer to their homes.
The facility will have a basement, lower ground, upper and first floors hosting outpatient, radiology, laboratory, accident and emergency services.
It will also have theatres and surgery, critical care, pediatrics, main male and female wards, maternity and labour departments and a cold storage room for temporary holding of bodies awaiting transfer to other morgues.
It will have an auditorium for educational lectures, changing rooms and recreation rooms for patients.
To alter the traditional hospital setups across Kenya, KRIL proposes to build a fully equipped gym, a therapy pool and an aerobics centre.
“The entrance and gate way shall be articulated using plants and trees such as royal palm trees, colorful shrubs and ground cover. The courtyards will be well landscaped to provide good views for quick healing,” it says.
Once completed, KRIL Hospital could attract patrons from the nearby UN Gigiri headquarters among other embassy staff and corporate company workers living within the vicinity in plush residential estates.