MTRH Labs to be Equipped With Latest Technology
The Hospital is committed to maintaining excellence in healthcare, training and research and in line with this is planning to equip all its laboratories with the latest technology to ensure continued quality services to its clients, the Director, Dr. John Kibosia has said.
The Director made the remarks during the ISO 15189:2007 launch for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Laboratory on March 16th, 2012 at the College of Health Sciences’ Medical Education Centre.
The move makes AMPATH the first Public Laboratory to be accredited.
Dr. Kibosia said that the accreditation by Kenya National Accreditation Service (KENAS) will ensure Quality Assurance of Laboratory tests/results and increased public confidence in the laboratories.
“We are conscious that the hard part starts now because what has been achieved needs to be maintained and sustained through continuous improvement,” he observed.
He said the accreditation comes barely four years (2008) after the Hospital acquired ISO 9001:2008 a Quality Management System (QMS) Standard. Currently, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is awaiting recertification of ISO 9001:2008 Standard and Certification in ISO 13485:2007 a Standard for medical devices which is being sought by the Intravenous Fluids Production Unit (IVPU).
“The accreditation could not have come at a better time considering that AMPATH is serving a population of close to 20 million people traversing the entire Western Kenya, parts of Eastern Uganda and the Southern Sudan. This will ultimately guarantee unparalleled laboratory services in HIV/Aids and other highly specialized tests that meet the expectations of our clients,” said Dr. Kibosia.
The Director expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Medical Services; Consortium of North American Universities led by Indiana University and by extension the US government for their continued support to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and AMPATH over the years.