Health CAS presides over second Biomedical Engineers symposium

Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Rashid Aman Thursday flagged off the Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya (AMEK) procession after presiding over the second edition of the biomedical engineer’s symposium.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Aman applauded the Association for the initiative of putting the ladies first in the call of duty.

He noted that 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 without any doubt 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.

Dr Aman further noted that Health Technology has greatly contributed to the improvement of quality healthcare which is key in diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation of various medical conditions.

“However this Technology must be selected to ensure that it is effective and affordable to majority of Kenyans,” Dr. Aman stressed.

He highlighted that the Ministry of Health is aware that the Biomedical Engineering profession is not regulated as their bill is still stuck in parliament after the second reading.

The Ministry he noted is working with the Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya to ensure they have a Council to regulate the profession and this will address most of their challenges.

Dr. Aman also acknowledged the Association for coordination input in the Management of Covid – 19 Medical equipment and innovations exercise at the Health facilities all levels.

“We have been receiving positive reports on your positive engagement in ensuring that the right equipment are not acquired but also well operated and maintained,” he said.

“Through your intervention we now have oxygen plants being installed in various isolation centres across the country and we are confident that the value of this will soon be noticed by all when the plants will be launched,” said Dr Aman.

Celebrating International Women in Biomedical Engineering day on June 23, 2022 is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.

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