On November 19th, 2014, Sagam Community Hospital, represented by its founder, Dr. Khama Rogo, attended the launch of a medical oxygen manufacturing plant at Siaya County Referral Hospital (as previously reported on our blog here). The oxygen plant, known as “Hewa Tele”, is a joint venture between General Electric (GE) Foundation, the Centre for Population Health and Development, Siaya County and the National Government.
The plant was launched by the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, the Cabinet Minister for Health, Hon. James Macharia, the Governor of Siaya County, Hon. Cornel Rasanga and other dignitaries.
Caption: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is received by Hon. Cornel Rasanga (photo courtesy of official Twitter account of the First Lady)
Dr. Rogo was present to also receive the first four filled oxygen cylinders that SCH will be refilling at the plant at a lower cost. SCH expects to receive four more fully-filled cylinders.
Caption: SCH staff stand next to the fully-filled gas cylinders
This initiative further highlights the positive impact of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the provision of healthcare services in Kenya. SCH applauds Siaya County, GE, the Centre for Population Health and the National Governmment for this important step and confirms its support as a strategic partner and player in the health sector.