REPUBLIC OF KENYA

PS Tum lauds private sector role in healthcare provision.

Health PS Eng Peter Tum giving an address when he officially opened Elimu Complex at AIC Kijabe Hospital

Health PS Eng Peter Tum cuts a ribbon to officially open Elimu Complex at AIC Kijabe Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health PS Eng Peter Tum is taken round the AIC Kijabe Hospital by Director General,Dr. Ken Muma

Health PS Eng Peter Tum at the simulated room at the AIC Kijabe Hospital

 

 

 

PS Tum lauds private sector role in healthcare provision 

Health Principal Secretary Eng. Peter Tum has lauded initiatives undertaken by the private and faith-based institutions to complement public health care services.

Faith Based Organizations provide about 40 per cent of healthcare services in East Africa, the PS said while launching a new complex to house doctors on training at AIC Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday 30, May.

The PS assured that the Government will commit human, material and financial resources to achieve Universal Health Coverage for all Kenyans by 2022.

He urged Kenyans to enrol with NHIF so as to access the services covered in the medical cover and revealed that the Government is planning to scale up NHIF uptake across the country to ensure all Kenyans access health care services.

“The Ministry will continue to develop policies to support innovation in training for health care in order to ensure quality training of professionals,” he said.

Eng. Tum lauded the Hospital for complementing the Ministry in health care provision to Kenyans, adding that it had continued to serve the vulnerable in society.

The Hospital’s internship programme, he noted, had trained 220 medical officers and clinical officers since it was started in 1996. “More than 130 nurse anaesthetists and emergency and critical care officers, who are critical in serving the society, has been trained at the Kijabe College of Health Sciences, which is part of the Hospital,” he noted.

‘I laud your training programmes which will go a long way in providing personnel with relevant skills to deliver Universal Health Coverage for all Kenyans by 2022,’’ the PS added.

The new complex at the hospital will be dedicated to housing doctors, thereby providing them with better environment for training in addition to expanding their training opportunities.