Under construction of the emergency tower of Hospital de Kennedy in Bogotá

$ 66,792 million will be invested in the works and the new building is expected to be ready in two years.

The District restarted construction work on the emergency tower at Kennedy Hospital, which had been halted due to irregularities and problems in the foundations of the new building that will have two basements and four floors.

The new space, which will be on the western side of Kennedy Hospital, will have an investment of $ 66,792 million, which was obtained from an inter-administrative agreement with the District Health Financial Fund and is expected to be ready in 24 months.

In this place the assistance services of Emergencies, Medical Emergencies, Obstetric Care, Breast and Artificial Breastfeeding and Neonatal Intensive Care, among others, will be provided, which will benefit around two million people in the towns of Fontibón, Puente Aranda, Bosa and Kennedy.

They will also have five resuscitation rooms, four procedure rooms, 83 beds for adult observation, four beds for isolates, a thrombolysis room, a chest pain room, a cast room, a respiratory therapy room, 8 observation beds. pediatric, three Triage offices, eight medical evaluation offices, and one maxillofacial office.

Likewise, it will have 12 beds for the Neonatal ICU, 18 beds for the Neonatal Intermediate ICU, 18 beds for basic care, three gynecological-obstetric offices, an admissions room, seven high-risk beds, 10 labor beds and 12 stretchers for obstetric recovery.

Despite the fact that the project was contracted in 2010, a year later the contractor in charge, Herreña Fronpeca, Sucursal Colombia, suspended the works considering that nearby structures were being affected, so in 2013, a new tender was opened for lay the foundations, but leaks were found, as well as non-compliance with earthquake resistance standards.