•The facility has 100 oxygen concentrators that will be available to any Covid patient who requires that particular care in case of a fourth Covid-19 wave
•The ministry is committed to increase the health workforce in the country from 16.5 per 10,000 to 23 per 10,000 as recommended by the World Health Organisation
M.P Shah Hospital plans to inject Sh1 billion in the next five years in the acquisition and expansion of new medical equipment and infrastructure in an effort to improve healthcare provision.
The hospital launched their Strategic Plan 2021-2021 on Tuesday at their Village Market branch.
The hospital’s board chair Dr Manoj Shah noted that this will help the facility reinforce its position in provision of health services in the region, as well as leverage on its assets and technology to have a strong patient-centric focus.
“These are the pandemic times that we are all going through and in anticipation of what is going to happen in the next couple of months in anticipation of any possible fourth wave we have now available 100 oxygen concentrators that will be available to any Covid patient who requires that particular care so that they can go home and recover,” Manoj said.
Speaking during the event, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman challenged hospitals to invest more on research and innovation in an effort to improve lives of Kenyans.
He has further called for public private partnerships in the health sector, saying the move will go a long way in making Kenya a medical tourism country as well as a hub for East Africa and Central Africa.
Aman noted that as a ministry they are committed to increase the health workforce in the country from 16.5 per 10,000 to 23 per 10,000 as recommended by the World Health Organisation.
“The ministry encourages and takes pride in advancements in our health systems that improve quality of life of Kenyans and I believe this strategy aims to achieve this,” he said.
“It is at moments like this that we need to collectively renew our commitment to Kenyans to ensure they are healthy, productive and globally competitive through provision of accessible, affordable and quality healthcare,” he added.
The CAS acknowledged that elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV still remains a challenge for the country adding that the recently launched Infectious Disease Clinic at the hospital to serve patients with HIV, TB and other communicable diseases will contribute to the attainment of the goal.
“We all know that Covid-19 has ravaged our nation with quite a number of mortalities, quite a number of cases but we as MP Shah are prepared,” M.P Shah hospital CEO Dr Toseef Din said.
“Just recently we launched our liquid oxygen plant, we are now in the process of launching another oxygen plant so that our motto always stands high and we are proud to tell you that are prepared and we have not panicked,” she added.
Formerly known as Parklands Nursing Home, the hospital was founded in 1930s by a group of philanthropists who aimed to alleviate human suffering human suffering in the community.