PRESS RELEASE ON THE HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HCIT) CONTRACT AWARDED TO SEVEN SEAS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

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Status of Ministry of Health Big 4 Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) Project Implementation.


Summary
SUMMARY MES-MOH-ICT PROJECT AUTOMATION
Ref: MOH/CRS/ONT/001/2017-2018
  • Project Tender Date – Early July 2017
  • Project Award Date – Late Aug 2017
  • Contracting Ministry – Ministry of Health
  • Tender Type – MES Annuity & Open International Tender
  • Project Contract close date – Late Oct 2017
  • Annuity Contract Value – $47.5 M Inclusive VAT (5 Years)
  • Direct High value Jobs to be created – 240 (Phase 1) / Phase 2 over 550
  • Indirect jobs through local sub-contracting – 750 (Phase 1) / Phase 2 Over 5000
  • Contractor – Local Company – Seven Seas Technologies (Est 2000 )
  • Status: Project stalled at 15% Completion due to inability of MOH to provide Letter of Support , 90 people were laid off after it became unattainable to keep them employed for over 1 year with no movement on the project. Project equipment under bill of lading No 010701517155 number has been lying at the airport from Jan 2018. • FDI Investment committed by investors to project : USD $ 35M
  • Investors : Abraaj 18% , Toyota Tsusho CSV Africa Pte Ltd 9% , Local Investors 73%
  • Company Listing plans – 2022 (GEMS)
  • Annuity based project where contractor was to fund upfront $30M to build out the project and requirement from funders for additional funding is the committed letter of support from Government as stipulated on tender documents and signed contract.
The Project Background

The Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) project is an extension of the Managed Equipment Service (MES) project through the use of ICT to deploy a Hospital Information System and supporting ICT Infrastructure to benefit public hospitals nationwide, towards accelerating the achievement of the e-Health Strategy. This is in line with the National Government’s commitment to provide affordable healthcare for all under the BIG 4 Agenda. The project entails deployment of a Hospital Information System and supporting ICT Infrastructure across ninety eight 98 county and sub-county referral health facilities including forty seven (47) level 4, forty seven (47) level 5 and 6 hospitals and four (4) referral hospitals, training and capacity building of various users. It will address the challenge of scarce medical expertise nationally and more specifically in counties.

The country will achieve and benefit from the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals of;
  1. Equitable access to healthcare services for ALL Kenyans,
  2. Unparalleled quality of both healthcare services and desired outcomes
  3. Significant containment of healthcare costs that guarantees less financial hardships that in most cases have sunk countless Kenyan families into healthcare driven debts,