The expansion from 50 to the current 150-bed hospital is among achievements the Kairuki Hospital (KH) will be celebrating on Friday while marking its 25th anniversary in Dar es Salaam.
The event will also see the launch of an Electronic Hospital management system (eHMS), which is an integrated end to web-based software application, meant to make administrative and management work at the hospital streamlined. “We are so proud and excited about our achievements so far and look forward to improving our services,” remarked the hospital’s Director General, Dr Asser Mchomvu.
Other activities will include honouring President Jakaya Kikwete who has been invited to grace the function for his contribution towards improvement of maternal and child health. Retired president Ali Hassan Mwinyi on the other hand, will be recognised for supporting construction of the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Kairuki Hospital is embarking on the construction of a state-of-the-art maternity centre, which among others would provide In vitro fertilisation (IVF), a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body: in vitro. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed.
From a humble beginning operating in a residential house, KH has grown into one of the leading private hospitals in Tanzania, admitting between 10,000 and 12,000 patients monthly and providing employment to more than 3,000 people both directly and indirectly. Founded by Prof Hubert Kairuki, HK is one of four hospitals in the country accredited by the Medical Council of Tanganyika (MCT) under the Ministry of Health as a teaching hospital for the medical university.