UAP Old Mutual Group has partnered with Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, to improve the provision of health services at the facility.
In the agreement UAP will equip the hospital with a queue management system to help in record keeping, retrieval process and data collection once patients check into the hospital, as well as improve the waiting bay and reception area all at a cost of Sh. 5 million.
UAP Old Mutual Chairman Mr. Peter Muthoka, said the Insurance Company has partnered with various county governments to improve the quality of health care and enhance financial wellness in the facilities in a bid to advance the livelihoods of Kenyans.
“We have partnered with the National and County governments across Kenya to enrich medical services. In 2015 UAP rehabilitated the Kenyatta National Hospital accident and emergency wing,” said Muthoka.
Speaking at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Monday during signing of the partnership agreement, Muthoka said the Insurance Company has been identifying the priority needs of the health facilities in order to improve health delivery services.
The Chairman lauded Nairobi County government for the support it has been providing Mama Lucy Hospital, noting that the hospital still requires more support which has prompted UAP to sponsor the queue management system to enable the facility deliver effective health services.
Muthoka said that UAP is interested in partnering with organizations that create employment, wealth and better health to Kenyans.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Mr. Joe Aketch said, “This partnership will bring a great legacy, we are looking forward to a good working association with the UAP,” he added.
Speaking at the event, the hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Dr. Musa Mohammed said the new queue system management will hasten service delivery as patients will be attended to according to the ticket numbers.
“When a patient comes in he will find a vendor machine, pick a ticket and the number will be called at various points, such as the consultation clinic,” Mohammed explained.
Dr. Mohammed further noted that the system will ensure that more patients are treated, reduce waiting time and patient’s turnaround time, saying that the effectiveness of the system will make more people have confidence and visit the hospital when in need of medical attention.
“We are grateful to UAP for improving the waiting bay and reception area, which will have more seats that will create a patient friendly environment,” he added.
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By Lucy Wambui and Soila Arasha