Sagam Community Hospital’s (SCH) General Manager, Ms. Debora Rogo, was invited to attend the Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD) Oxygen Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
CPHD, in partnership with FROG designs, The Ministry of Health, and the Siaya County Government; supported by GE Foundation; is responsible for the installation and operation of the oxygen plant currently housed at Siaya County Referral Hospital. The oxygen project increases the supply of oxygen to the county hospital as well as adjacent facilities, including SCH. The aim of the project is to supply oxygen to these facilities at an affordable cost while also providing continuous training for medical professionals. The purpose of last week’s Oxygen Summit was to assess the plant operations to date and the viability of the business model with a focus on sustainability.
Ms. Rogo met with key personnel of the oxygen project in Rwanda and Kenya and to share her insight in the installation and implementation of the new piped oxygen system at Sagam. During the meeting, we learned that Sagam is ranked second out of Hewa Tele’s nineteen clients in relation to the amount of oxygen used and ordered. SCH was also noted as a centre of excellence due to its piped oxygen system and also served as the training site for Hewa Tele’s first training in the county that involved participants from SCH, Bondo and Siaya County Hospital. This summit provided an important assessment of how the Hewa Tele oxygen production in Siaya was coming along and areas of improvement.
SCH is proud to be a part of this Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative between Siaya County and CPHD.