US investors have built a Sh200 million hospital in Nairobi

For Sh225 million, US-based investors have built a second outpatient hospital aimed at middle-class Kenyans.

Columbia Pacific Management owns Columbia Africa Healthcare Limited, which has already made investments in China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Columbia Africa medical advisor John Tole, who spoke at the unveiling, said the new outpatient center would provide consultation, family medicine, mother and child care, dental, and optical services.

It would be welcomed by the country’s rising middle class, which is still on the lookout for new, and accessible, healthcare.

Linda Thorpe, Columbia Africa Clinical Coordinator and Family Medicine Consultant, said that over 10,000 Kenyans fly overseas for healthcare each year, costing over Sh10 billion.

“There are troubling figures, but we agree that by leveraging our international expertise and technologies to deliver high-quality multi-specialty programs that are interconnected and personalized to the needs of patients, we can decrease healthcare prices and reduce the number of patients accessing medical services overseas,” Dr Thorpe explained.