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Mediheal Group of Hospitals ranked best in Africa

Mediheal prides itself in offering the Advanced Medical Services to enhance the experience of patients.

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Mediheal Group of Hospitals has been  ranked best in Africa.

The World Congress Exhibition Awards’ Africa Leadership Awards 2021 ranked the facily best multi specialty hospital award.

The Africa Leadership Awards is all about Archievers, Super Archievers and Future Business Archievers.

This glamorous event attracts the best of the best from Africa.

The event highlight, recognise and reward their ability to steer their businesses through turbulent times, applying the best of business modules to manage and keep their mission afloat.

Over 20 categories recognise the achievements made by selected high profile corporate business Leaders in Africa and honour their great contributions towards the country’s post recession economic development.

Mediheal Group of Hospitals was founded by Hon Dr. Mishra Swarrup.

According to Hon.Mishra, the Facility prides  itself in offering the Advanced Medical Services to enhance the experience of patients.

Commending on the Award, Mediheal Hospital Nakuru Vice President Operations Santosh Devaraj said is a plus to the Facility.

According to Santosh,the Award is a clear indicator that their investment in technology and specialized healthcare services is paramount and is being felt across the World.

“We have been Awarded Best Multi speciality hospital in Africa 2021.This is a plus to us as a facility.It means our quality service is being recognized” said Santosh.

Mediheal Group of Hospitals has branches in Rwanda and Kenya.

In Kenya,Mediheal has branches in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kakamega.

The Nakuru main Hospital was recently commended by National Police Service Commission for the quality care given to officers who were injured while in line of duty.

 

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Kenya to begin repackaging human vaccines by April 2022

Today, the President said he was pleased to confirm to the nation that Kenya was on course to realize this target. As of today, over 5 million adults have been inoculated.

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Kenya will have the capacity to repackage the COVID-19 vaccine by early next year, President Uhuru Kenya has announced adding that the pandemic had taught the country the essence of self-reliance.

In May, the Ministry of Health said talks were underway with the Oxford AstraZeneca manufacturers to enable the importation of large quantities for repackaging in vials.

In his Mashujaa Day address earlier today at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County, the President directed the Ministry of Health to fast-track the vaccine production capacity process.

“As the first step towards this goal, we have established a company to facilitate this venture in the name of Kenya Biovax Limited,” he stated saying the form and fill rollout by Easter of 2022.

The country aims to have a fully-fledged human vaccine manufacturing capability by 2024, the National Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Plan from the Ministry of Health shows.

On June 29, 2021, during his Sixteenth Address on the COVID-19 Pandemic, the President pledged to the nation that by Christmas this year over 10 million adults would have been vaccinated.

Today, the President said he was pleased to confirm to the nation that Kenya was on course to realize this target. As of today, over 5 million adults have been inoculated.

He said compliance to Ministry of Health protocols has seen new infections decline over the last two weeks, as characterized by the positivity rate of below 5 per cent over this period.

“It is, however, important for all of us to appreciate that we are not yet out of the woods. We must, therefore, continue to observe the containment measures as directed by the MoH,” he noted.

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President Uhuru: Why COVID-19 pandemic is a ‘blessing in disguise’

He said the strategic diagnostic investments have strengthened the country’s healthcare system especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented transformations in the country’s health sector, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.

He said the transformation is probably one of the most phenomenal testimonies of how Kenya transformed COVID-19 obstacles into opportunities that improved the health sector.

He said one of the unintended benefits of the pandemic is the increase of intensive care unit bed capacity from 108 to 651 ICU ready beds, an impressive 502 per cent.

“Similarly, our total hospital bed capacity as a country has increased by 47 per cent from 56,069 in 2013 to the current figure of 82,291 hospital beds spread throughout the country,” he noted.

While highlighting key achievements during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga County, the President also said the country has improved oxygen production capacity significantly.

The President reported that public health facilities can now produce over 32 million litters of medical Oxygen per day, up from 3 million litres per day in March 2020.

On testing capacity, he said the country in March 2020 only had one referencing laboratory to test notifiable diseases of international concern but now boosts of 95 such labs.

“Let me remind you that at the beginning of the pandemic early last year, we used to ship our samples for testing in South Africa and the results turnaround time would be anything from 5 days onwards,” he stated.

He said the strategic diagnostic investments have strengthened the country’s healthcare system especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It will propel us faster towards the attainment of UHC and fortify our country’s preparedness for future global health security challenges,” he stated.

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Pamoja Initiative wins Health Security & Pandemics Challenge award

Pamoja Initiative is known for bridging the gap in treatment at the grassroots to provide free or affordable therapy, diagnosis and treatment, and social support for those in recovery.

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The Pamoja Initiative, a community innovation run by the Psychiatric Disability Organization – Kenya in Nakuru County is among the 42 winners of this year’s MIT Solve global challenges initiative.

The Pamoja Initiative won a pitch on how communities can prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats.

There are five categories of the annual global challenges: Digital Inclusion, Antiracist Technology in the US, Equitable Classrooms, Resilient Ecosystems, and Health Security & Pandemics.

Pamoja Initiative is known for bridging the gap in treatment at the grassroots to provide free or affordable therapy, diagnosis and treatment, and social support for those in recovery.

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation.

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