A hospital is one of the most important facility to be having around. As you know a hospital plays a very key role when it comes to provision of health services.
In case of any emergency, the hospitals are always available to tackle them.
The following is a step by step guide on how to start a hospital in Kenya:
Step 1. For a fee of Ksh 1,000, obtain Forms IX. Return the completed and signed forms to the Medical Officer of Health in your region or the Provincial Medical Officer (PMO).
Step 2. Obtain a certificate of hospital business registration.
Step 3. Obtain a clearance inspection report from the inspection team that includes all pertinent information.
Step 4. Have official copies of all medical personnel’s professional credentials on hand, such as physicians’ and nurses’ private practice licenses and registration certificates.
Step 5. Verify that the necessary authorities have signed off on your building design architectural plan.
Step 6. Have proof of mortuary/storage facilities for deceased bodies in the case your hospital offer the service.
Step 7. A pharmacy managed by a competent pharmacist/pharmaceutical technologist must be present in hospitals.
Step 8. Must pay the Proprietor/Administrator/Director any required fees to guarantee that:
a. The facility is kept clean.
b. The license for the institution is current.
c. The health experts who operate there are properly licensed and registered.
Those are just but a few requirements for opening a hospital that you must meet.
Cost Of Building A Hospital In Kenya
The cost of setting up a hospital may range from Ksh.300,000 to Ksh.12 million on average.
Exact pricing depends on factors such as the size of the hospital, the departments that will be in the hospital, level of hospital among others
Persons To Run Your Hospital Pharmacy
Can a nurse open a pharmacy in Kenya? No. Nurses are not allowed to run or open a pharmacy since that is a scope not covered in their role of duties.
You better hire a certified pharmacy to run your pharmacy and be on the safe side of the law.
Persons To Run A Clinic In Hospital
Who is allowed to open a clinic in Kenya? A person who is allowed to open a clinic in Kenya is any trained and certified medical personnel and has a license to work. Besides, at least 2 years’ experience working in health field is a must.
Requirement For Opening A Private Clinic
Just like the hospital, you must meet all certification of personnel and facility including up to date licensing.
The only way on how to open your own clinic is based on whether or not you meet the requirements for opening a private clinic.
Let me hope that this article was of importance to you. Good luck in whatever you are going to start.