Bliss Healthcare Limited has appointed Dr. Gabriel Njue as its chief operating officer, taking over from Dr. Selepe Percival from South Africa. Bliss Healthcare is one of the largest integrated networks of outpatient medical centres in Kenya. It has seventy medical centres spread across thirty eight counties in Kenya, serving over eighty thousand patients monthly.
Dr. Njue holds a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery from the University of Nairobi, a master of science from the University of London as well as post graduate training in healthcare management from the University of Georgia.
He brings a wealth of experience in healthcare management having previously served at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Women’s Hospital as chief of medical service, Equity Afia as the chief of party, St Mary’s Mission Hospitals as chief executive officer and Penda Health as the head of clinical services.
Besides offering the regular healthcare services like doctor consultation, X-Ray, ultrasound, well-baby clinic and consultant clinics, Bliss Healthcare has unique programmes like Bliss at home services (home consultations, delivery of drugs or pick up of lab samples), telemedicine services as well as chronic disease management.
Telemedicine is the delivery of health care services using information and communication technology (ICT) to bridge the physical distance between patients and health care providers. In pursuit of quality and affordable healthcare for all amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Bliss Healthcare launched a telemedicine programme in 2020.
Chronic diseases (especially hypertension and diabetes) are on the rise globally. The chronic disease management (CDM) programme at Bliss takes care of over 21,000 patients. The leading healthcare provider also supports the Government of Kenya’s initiative of universal health coverage (UHC) by providing affordable quality services throughout the country.
Bliss Healthcare is also committed to giving back to the communities it serves through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities such as medical camps, free health talks as well as donations to children’s homes.