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Dr Khalid Makhdomi (left), Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician and Section Head, Nuclear Medicine, Dr Samuel Nguku (centre), Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, and Daniel Oguna (left), a PET CT Technologist examine a PET CT scan image at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) has begun conducting the Prostate Cancer PET-CT scan in Kenya.

This is the latest and most advanced scan for evaluation of patients with prostate cancer.  According to a statement from the hospital, this is a significant development in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in the region.

AKUH,N has become the first hospital in sub-Saharan Africa to conduct the Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) PET CT scan which has been available for only a few years and in the most advanced centres in the world. This underscores the Hospital’s reputation as a leading medical institution and teaching hospital in the region, and beyond.

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According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Prostate Cancer Deaths in Kenya reached 2,309 or 0.8 per cent of total deaths. The age adjusted Death …

January 26th 2020, a local daily, in a damning expose detailed events that showed how the Nairobi Women’s Hospital milked its patients dry as it strives to meet targets.

The hospital was exposed for unnecessarily admitting, delaying discharge of patients as well as inflating costs, all in a bid to meet daily profit targets.

Days later, the hospital came out to state its position over the matter.

In a press statement, the hospital noted that for close to two decades, it has provided affordable and quality healthcare services to Kenyans.

“Today it has nine fully fledged hospitals in Nairobi, Kajiado, Nakuru, Meru and Mombasa counties providing a wide range of outpatient and inpatient services. There are plans to expand to other counties.” It noted.

On the allegations, the hospital has noted that it has now launched an investigation to get to the bottom of the matter.

“We have noted …

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Another Kenyan student has been quarantined over Corona virus fears.

According to media reports, Coast General Hospital in Mombasa said it had quarantined a female student arrived on January 30th from China through Nairobi.

“The patient is a medical student in Guanzhou, Southern Medical University,” Dr Khadija Shikely, County Chief Officer, Health in Mombasa was quoted by Capital news saying.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health announced that the outcome of the laboratory results of the person under investigation for novel Corona virus 2019 admitted in Infectious Diseases Unit, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) came out negative.

“As you are aware, the person under investigation is a student who was travelling back from Wuhan City of China where we have an ongoing outbreak of the disease. We wish to inform members of the public that the laboratory results which we received on 28th January 2020 from the National Influenza Centre and …