Hospital Committee

The Education and Professional Development Committee of the Kenya Association of Muslim Medical Professionals (KAMMP)

The hospital project was initiated by Dr. Asma Ali, Dr. Nassor Shaqsi, and KAMMP officials, with the goal of establishing a Level 5 hospital with Sharia compliance. The project evolved through collaboration with other Muslim-based hospitals and the Tiba Outreach Trust. After visiting established Muslim hospitals in Pakistan and Malaysia, the team joined forces and acquired properties for the hospital in South B, Syokimau, and Madina Center. The future plan includes running a Level 5 hospital with various facilities and ultimately establishing a self-sustainable Level 6B hospital and research center. The project aims to create job opportunities for Muslim medics and provide a self-sustainable fund for needy patients, in line with the Islamic teaching that “whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.”

The anticipated impact of establishing a Level 5 hospital with Sharia compliance includes providing comprehensive medical services such as emergency care, imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, endoscopy, and specialist clinics. Additionally, the hospital aims to offer job opportunities for Muslim medics, create a self-sustainable fund to support needy patients, and establish a Muslim-based working environment. Furthermore, the hospital has a vision to collaborate with existing Sharia compliant hospitals in order to provide medical support to the community.

Establishing a self-sustainable fund to support needy patients within the Sharia compliant hospital may face several potential challenges.

  1. Financial sustainability: Ensuring the fund has enough resources to support needy patients on an ongoing basis may be a challenge, especially in the initial stages of the hospital’s operation.
  2. Compliance with Sharia principles: Managing the fund in a manner that aligns with Sharia principles of finance and charity can be complex and may require expertise in Islamic finance and legal matters.
  3. Identifying and verifying beneficiaries: Determining the eligibility criteria and verifying the financial need of patients who will benefit from the fund can be challenging and require a robust system to prevent misuse.
  4. Transparency and accountability: Maintaining transparency in the management of the fund and ensuring that funds are allocated and utilized appropriately while being accountable to stakeholders may pose a challenge.
  5. Community support and engagement: Engaging the community in supporting the fund and ensuring their trust in its operations may require effective communication and engagement efforts.

Addressing these potential challenges will require careful planning, effective governance, and the involvement of experts in Islamic finance and healthcare management.

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