The Mathare-Korogocho Level 5 Hospital in Nairobi has been renamed Mama Margaret Kenyatta Hospital.
Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss, General Mohamed Badi, said the facility opens its doors to patients this week.
The Sh400 million refurbished hospital located in Mathare North will then be officially commissioned later this month.
“This hospital had stalled for years but will in a week’s time open its doors to the public awaiting its commissioning,” said Badi.
Construction of the facility started in the early 1990s but was grounded. Once unveiled, the Mama Margaret Kenyatta Hospital hospital will be the first county referral hospital under the management of the county government.
The five-storey facility boasts a 350-bed capacity and will dedicate an entire floor to attend to boda boda riders.
It will also have in-patient wards, a 24-hour pharmacy, kidney dialysis centre, an intensive care unit, burns unit and theatres.
The hospital is expected to have more than 300 workers in different health cadres.