Dr. Christine Murungi, NHIF board chairman Lewis Nguyai, Executive Director Dr. Godfrey Kiruhi and Medical Superintendent
Dr. Peter Murimi, during the inauguration of the new reproductive health wing at Outspan Teaching and Referral Hospital on July 8, 2022
The Outspan Teaching and Referral Hospital launched its newly refurbished Reproductive Health Wing and operating theatres on Friday 8th July 2022. The event was presided over by Hon. Lewis Nguyai, Chairman of the NHIF board.
The main highlight was the unveiling of the reproductive health wing, which has been scaled up to includde a dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the first in the region; and a High Dependency Unit (HDU) for high risk reproductive health cases. These specialized services will ensure that the wing can handle the critical care cases for both mothers and newborns.
The Outspan Hospital also launched its renovated operating theatres. The hospital now has six major operating theatres and four special theatre to handle all surgical, dental and eye cases. All the theatres are state of the art and fully equipped. Executive Director, Dr. Godfrey Kiruhi said the inauguration of the new reproductive health wing and theatres is in line with Outspan Hospital's commitment as an ISO 9001:2015, to maintain the highest quality in its service delivery.
The event brought together different stakeholders including representatives of the health ministry in Nyeri county, various corporate clients and staff members from the various departments.
Robert Njuguna (Right) the Chief Accreditation Officer at Kenya National Accreditation Service (KENAS) hands over the ISO 15189:2012
Accreditation certificate for the Outspan Hospital Laboratory to the Outspan Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Peter Murimi and the
Laboratory Manager Mr. Silas Muguongo. Looking on is Mr. Robert Ndegwa the CEO of Human Quality Assessment Services (HUQAS)
The Managing Director of Fortec Medix Supplies Limited Mr. James Mugo congratulated the institution and commented that since the installation at the hospital of the MRI and now being ISO certified has stopped customers from travelling abroad for treatment. OMC Principal Lydia Muthoni also highlighted that the ISO process will be remembered due to its eventful activities that kept staff members on their toes. The principal also stated that the college will soon introduce new programs approved by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). Other guests who gave their congratulatory messages were Professor Esther Magiri the Deputy Vice Chancellor at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) and Ann Makena from the Nursing Council of Kenya.