The construction of the planned National Police Service 300-bed referral hospital to cater for both serving and retired officers is set to begin in October 2018. NPS has requested for expression of interest for the construction of the Level Six hospital to be located near Kenyatta National Hospital.
Tuesday, the service said the main objective of the project is for the police officers and their families to access quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. “The National Police Service intends to commence construction of the National Police Referral Hospital which is a key Government priority project on a piece of land within the Kenyatta National Hospital as approved by the Cabinet,” said part of the advert. The construction which will be done through the Government grant and soft loan funding will incorporate supply of medical equipment and hospital information system (installation and three years of maintenance), paperless/modern technology hospital, forensic laboratory, doping test facility and first-class emergency centre.
The hospital will also have a VIP suite, mortuary, training, and education both locally and overseas, operation and maintenance support, according to the advert. The NPS now invites eligible firms with proven track record and performance of similar assignments to indicate their interest in providing the service on design, build and transfer basis including a proposal of funding the project,” added the request. Those interested should drop their bids by June 20, 2018 at Jogoo House.
Boinnet had earlier said the facility will be operational in two years. A land near the Inland Container Depot (ICD), which had been identified for the construction of the hospital, was taken by the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), hence delaying the project.
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This will really go a long way in providing much-needed healthcare to law enforcers and other residents.