The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, MBS, yesterday Friday 6th December, 2019 chaired The MTRH-AMPATH Suppliers’ forum held at MTRH Graduation Square, near Coolstream Restaurant. The Suppliers Forum was held to discuss and review matters pertaining to Contracts Performance and Relationship Management with Contracted Suppliers.
The forum was also a chance for the suppliers to give their feedback on the services they received from the Hospital and their experiences as they executed their Contracts.
In his remarks, Mr. Bill Saina, the Head, Supply Chain Management in MTRH said the main area of improvement at AMPATH is to build relationships with the suppliers so as to achieve robust support to Universal Health Coverage(UHC) programs.The areas of emphasis being more clarity in the procurement process ensuring that the suppliers are paid within the contract period and strict and Smart Performance Contracts amongst others.
MTRH CEO, Dr. Aruasa informed the fifty five (55) Suppliers/Companies that MTRH Tenders are open, transparent and fair.
The CEO added that Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and AMPATH are zero tolerant to corruption and corrupt practices saying people found to have engaged in such vices will be dealt with according to the dictates of the law. He asked suppliers to be open when declaring the Directors of their Companies, to avoid conflict of interest. He said that MTRH-AMPATH does not condone any forms of conflict of interest from amongst staff and their family members. ” No conflict of interest would be entertained from the suppliers either,” Dr. Aruasa said.
Dr. Aruasa also noted that MTRH has Inspection and Acceptance Committee which is tasked with checking the quality of products supplied to the Hospital and ensure we get value for money. “If the quality of products is high, the quality of services will also be high,” Dr. Aruasa said.
The CEO also mentioned that the Hospital will address professionally any issues of appeals for those that feel aggrieved with the tender process, since it is an open tender and as such is free and fair.
The Ag. Principal, College of Health Sciences, Prof.Kuremu Tenge lauded the collaboration between Moi University, MTRH and AMPATH which includes policy formulation in regards to health care noting that suppliers are very important in that chain. Prof. Tenge said suppliers should provide quality products and services. He also observed that AMPATH being a Non Profit Organisation suppliers should think about the organisation’s role in healthcare and not overcharge them.
Those present during the Forum included: Head of RSPO Robert Rono, SCM MTRH Bill Saina,Supply Chain Manager AMPATHPlus Geoffrey Rotich, Supply Chain Manager, RSPO Ms. Rispah Birgen, Ag. Finance Manager, RSPO Jackson Kosgei, Deputy Finance Manager AMPATHPlus Christopher Nyalwal, Compliance Manager AMPATHPlus Newton Odunga, and Ag. Supply Chain Manager, RSPO Janet Muthoni.