AKU, Nairobi: Varsity to have Sh2.7bn heart centre

More than US$ 35 million (Sh2.7 billion) has been earmarked for a heart and cancer referral centre at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.

Mr Moyez Alibhai, the chairman of the Aga Khan Health services in Kenya said that once the centre was complete, Kenyans would have no need to go overseas for cancer treatment.

Aga Khan Health services in Kenya was carrying out massive investment in its health facilities across the country to make sure that it was a network, by investing in systems, medical personnel and technology so that they can provide the best quality services, Mr Alibhai added.

Mr Alibhai also hinted that Aga Khan Health services was exploring ways of ensuring that the cost of medical services goes down, to cater for all Kenyans.

“We want to ensure that we have the best quality services and that is why we are investing in Information Technology, human resource, diagnostic and all our hospitals will be of benefit,” said the chairman.

Mr Alibhai made the remarks at Imperial hotel during the launch of revamped diagnostic services at Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.

The revamped diagnostic services aim at meeting and exceeding the expectation of its customers, with the focus of improving the quality of healthcare services.

Aga Khan hospital Kisumu chief operating officer Nadim Mawji said that the laboratory department was seeking to obtain the ISO 15189 accreditation, the benchmark for laboratory accreditation.

Source: Daily Nation

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