M.P Shah’s unveil radical plan to locally produce oxygen catering to shortage as the hospital launches 5-year strategic plan.
Health CAS Dr.Rashid Aman presided over M.P Shah Hospital’s launch of its 5-year strategy in a function that also saw the hospital reaffirming its commitment to exploring innovative solutions in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the new strategy in place, M.P Shah which is currently running a radical program to locally produce oxygen catering to countrywide shortage, is now looking towards transforming the facility into a first of its kind medical tourist destination in the region, that focuses on preventive care.
Delivering a message on behalf of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, CAS Dr. Aman observed that the newly launched strategy is clearly aligned to the Kenya Health Sector Strategy 2018-2023 that targets to eliminate communicable diseases, halt and reverse the burden of non-communicable diseases; reduce the burden of violence and injuries; and minimize exposure to health risk factors.
“The ministry encourages and takes pride in advancements in our health systems that improve the quality of life of Kenyans and I believe this strategy is correctly structured to achieve this,” he said.Dr. Aman further stated that the Ministry of Health is determined to increase the health workforce ratio from 16.5 per 10,000 to 23 per 10,000 as recommended by the World Health Organisation.
“We therefore commend M.P Shah’s contribution towards training in emergency care courses and acknowledge the continued collaboration between both institutions such as in the program that has seen some of M.P Sha’s staff become part of the faculty in both Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital, and University of Nairobi-College of Health Sciences, on part time basis.
”Exploring opportunities in home based care, the 5-year strategy aims to revamp technology so as to drive operational excellence, digital capabilities to support telemedicine, efficiency and clinical outcomes.
Other areas that the strategy focuses on include, new approaches to Organ Transplant, Laparoscopy (surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen), Nuclear medicine, as well as the prospect of setting up Executive Clinics.Also speaking at the function, M.P Shah’s Chief Executive Officer, Toseef Din noted that presently the healthcare system in Kenya is very fragile, calling for quick intervention.
“With increasing local disease pattern, high number of communicable diseases and now with the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare landscape is now changing enormously.Social demographic pattern change and the increasing costs of healthcare has become a deterring factor. As such, the hospital has elicited a strategic response to improve the value proposition, sustainability and responsiveness to patient needs,” she said.
The strategic plan is expected to guide the direction of the hospital from 2021-2025, managing the facility’s strategic choices, market focus, and strategic aspirations.
It further emphasizes on the corporate scorecard, strategic risks and critical success factors for the realization of strategic objectives, most notably the need for transformation support