Black Lion Specialized Hospital Renovation Underway

ADDIS ABABA – Renovation work of the Black Lion (Tikur Anbessa) Specialized Hospital has started on Friday, according to the ministry of health.

Health minister Dr. Lia Tadesse has joined President of Addis Ababa University, Prof. Tassew WoldeHana, to launch the renovation project at the hospital on Friday afternoon.

Dr. Lia said the renovations project is a part of the Ministry’s push to “create a patient-centered and conducive work environment to ensure quality of medical care” in hospitals.

The 100 million birr renovation project is supported by the World Bank, according to ministry of health.

The project “will include 13 ward renovations including COVID-19 patient wards, central kitchen, sanitation, staff and attendant restaurant, nurse stations, sanitation work, patient waiting area and green areas”, the minister added.

Established in 1972, Black Lion is the largest general public hospital in Ethiopia.

The ministry transferred it to Addis Ababa University in 1998 and became a teaching hospital to provide training for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and laboratory technicians.