Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Rashid Aman, has praised the role of technology in the health sector.
Dr. Aman said Health Technology has contributed significantly to improving quality healthcare, which is critical in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating various medical conditions.
However, this technology must be selected to ensure that it is effective and affordable to most Kenyans.
Speaking during the official opening of the 2nd Women in Biomedical Engineering Symposium organised by the Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya (AMEK), Chief Administration Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Health, Dr Rashid Aman, however, observed that due to the sophistication of Medical equipment, maintenance should be done only by qualified Biomedical Engineers in all health institutions.
He said the Symposium is timely as information regarding the management of Covid 19 Medical equipment is key.
"The information shared in this conference will go a long way in improving the healthcare management at all levels since health is a key Pillar in achieving a healthy nation in the 21st century," said Dr Aman.
He further stated that the Management of Covid – 19 Medical equipment and innovations exercised at the Health facilities is well coordinated with the Biomedical Engineers' input at all levels.
"We have been receiving positive reports on your positive engagement in ensuring that the right equipment is not only acquired but also well operated and maintained," he said.
"As a ministry, we also applaud the Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya for this initiative of putting the ladies first in the call of duty," the CAS noted and revealed that the Ministry of Health is working with the Association to ensure it has a Council to regulate the profession to address most of their challenges.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.