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Requirements for starting a hospital in Kenya

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Requirements for starting a hospital in Kenya

Thinking about starting a hospital in Kenya, for instance a dispensary, medical clinic, eye clinic, eye hospital, health centre, medical centre, nursing home, maternity home, funeral home, level 3 mission hospital, level 4 mission hospital, level hospital, level 5 hospital or level 6 hospital. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has set out some mandatory requirements and guidelines that you should meet before finally breaking that glass ceiling.

  1. Obtain forms IX upon payment of Ksh. 1,000. Return the forms filled in and duly signed by the area Medical Officer of Health or the Provincial Medical Officer (PMO)
  2. Provide company/business registration certificate
  3. Submit separate inspection report with relevant details signed by the inspection team
  4. Provide certified copies of professional qualifications of all medical personnel working therein e.g. private practice license for doctors and nurses and their registration certificates
  5. Provide building architectural plans that must be signed by relevant authorities
  6. In the case of hospitals, provide proof of mortuary/storage facilities for dead bodies
  7. In the case of hospitals, a pharmacy run by a qualified pharmacist/pharmaceutical technologist must be in place
  8. Must pay relevant fees applicable in each category (Listed below)
  9. The Proprietor /Administrator/Director to ensure that:
  • The facility is kept clean
  • The Institution’s licence is up to date
  • Health professionals working therein are registered/ licenced appropriately
 
Below are the fees applicable to different categories of medical institutions.

1. Dispensary

A health facility devoted to treating outpatients which is not intended to be used for more than 12 hours. Either licenced to a Faith Based Organization (FBO) e.g. (church, mosque).

 

 

Dispensary

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 5,000

Ksh 5,000

2. Medical Clinic

A private practice health facility devoted to treating outpatients which is not intended to be used for more than 12 hours.

 

 

Medical Clinic

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 5,000

Ksh 10,000

3. Eye Clinic

An outpatient facility by an ophthalmologist that exclusively offers eye services.

 

Eye Clinic

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 5,000

Ksh 10,000

4. Eye Hospital

A facility that exclusively offers eye services and has:

  • Outpatient facilities
  • Admission beds
  • Theatre
  • Cataract surgeon/ ophthalmologist

 

 

Eye Hospital

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 10,000

Ksh 30,000

5. Health Centre

A Faith Based Organization (FBO), Community or registered organization, e.g. (school, company, church or mosque. Comprised of consulting rooms, offices, treatment rooms, laboratory and minor theatre providing health care services which include and limited to providing basic health services minus specialized services e.g. x-ray, theatre etc. Services provided: curative, inpatient, maternity, referral, ANC/FP/Immunization and laboratory.

 

 

Health Centre

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 5,000

Ksh 10,000

6. Medical Centre

A consortium of facilities and practitioners offering different services in one location.

 

 

Medical Centre

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 5,000

Ksh 10,000

7. Nursing Home

A residential facility for persons with chronic illness which has:

  • Theatre
  • Mortuary

 

 

Nursing Home

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 10,000

Ksh 20,000

8. Maternity Home

Reception of pregnant women or of women immediately after childbirth and for antenatal services.

 

 

​​ Maternity Home

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 10,000

Ksh 20,000

9. Funeral Home (standalone)

A facility where dead bodies are stored and undergo autopsy before cremation/ burial; may provide additional services including:

  • Selling coffins
  • Cremation
  • Burial
  • Transportation, among others

 

 

Funeral Home

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 10,000

Ksh 20,000

10. Level 3 Mission Hospital

A Faith Based Organization (FB0) which has:

  • 50-100 inpatient beds
  • An operating theatre
  • Mortuary
  • Radiology unit with X-Ray
  • Resident medical practitioners or dentists

 

 

Level 3 Mission Hospital

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 10,000

Ksh 20,000

11. Level 4 Mission Hospital

A Faith Based Organization (FB0) which has:

  • 100 and above inpatient beds
  • An operating theatre
  • Mortuary
  • Radiology unit with X-Ray
  • Resident medical practitioners or dentists

 

 

Level 4 Mission Hospital

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 10,000

Ksh 20,000

12. Level 4 Hospital

An institution which has:

  • 50-100 inpatient beds
  • An operating theatre
  • Mortuary
  • Radiology unit with X-Ray
  • Resident medical practitioners or dentists

 

 

Level 4 Hospital

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 20,000

Ksh 50,000

13. Level 5 Hospital

An institution which has:

  • 100-150 inpatient beds
  • An operating theatre
  • Mortuary
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Radiology unit with X-Ray
  • Resident medical practitioners or dentists

 

 

Level 5 Hospital

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 30,000

Ksh 80,000

14. Level 6 Hospital

An institution which has:

  • 150 and above inpatient beds
  • An operating theatre
  • Mortuary
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Radiology unit with X-Ray
  • Resident medical practitioners or dentists

 

 

Level 6 Hospital

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 1,000

Ksh 30,000

Ksh 100,000

15. Inspection and accreditation of a medical or dental school

An institution which intends to train medical practitioners and dental practitioners.

 

 

Inspection and accreditation of a medical or dental school

Application Fee

Registration Fee

Annual License Fee

Ksh 15,000

Ksh 50,000

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Best quotes from Oprah Winfrey

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Best quotes from Oprah Winfrey
  1. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”
  2. “It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, the law of averages predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”
  3. “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
  4. “What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.”
  5. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
  6. “Don’t worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”
  7. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”
  8. “The life you want is waiting to rise up to meet you … Will you accept it? Do you feel worthy enough to accept it?”
  9. “You will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family, and the people around you.”
  10. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
  11. “If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.” You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.”
  12. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
  13. “Learn from every mistake, because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.”
  14. “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.”
  15. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
  16. “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
  17. “You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.”
  18. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
  19. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
  20. “Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.”
  21. “Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
  22. “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”
  23. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
  24. “If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.”
  25. “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.”
  26. “What we dwell on is who we become.”
  27. “If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.”
  28. “What you put out is already on its way back to you.”
  29. “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”
  30. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
  31. “I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.”
  32. “Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
  33. “True forgiveness is when you can say: Thank you for that experience.”
  34. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
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The top 10 most profitable companies per employee in the world 2018

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The top 10 most profitable companies per employee in the world

Profit per employee is a ratio that is calculated as a company’s profit divided by its current number of employees. It is a rough measure of how much profit each employee generates for the firm. This ratio is most useful when comparing it against other companies in the same industry, or looking at changes in a company’s own figure over time. Ideally, a company wants the highest profit per employee possible, because it indicates higher productivity and effective use of the firm’s resources.

 

One of the largest expenses for a company is salary and benefits for the workforce, and profitable companies leverage the investment in people by developing workers who are very productive. This is sometimes known as investment in human capital. Helping workers operate productively is similar to asset utilization, an accounting term measuring how well a company uses capital assets to grow revenue.

 

Below is the list of the top 10 companies with the highest profit per employee in 2018.

Rank

Company

Profit per Employee ($)

Country

1

Fannie Mae

$1,759,000

United states

2

Gilead Sciences

$1,500,111

United states

3

Freddie Mac

$1,306,419

United states

4

Facebook

$599,307

United states

5

Amgen

$402,187

United states

6

Apple

$393,853

United states

7

Alphabet

$270,329

United states

8

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

$218,951

Taiwan

9

Goldman Sachs Group

$215,058

United states

10

AbbVie

$198,433

United states

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How to register for the online NSSF portal

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How to register for the online NSSF portal

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is a Kenyan government agency mandated with polling together member’s contributions and channeling the funds into investment ventures to generate returns for later distribution back to dependents as retirement benefits.

 

NSSF has put in place an online system to ensure registered members can check the status of their contributions from the comfort of their living room. This online system provides a registered member access to his/her NSSF statement online.

 

To access your statement online, one must first register on the NSSF online portal. There two options one can use to register for the portal as elaborated below.

1. New registration for non-NSSF members

If  your are yet to become an NSSF member, you can still be able to access the online portal by following these steps.

  1. Access the NSSF online portal from your browser
  2. Input the requested details
  3. After successful registration, print or download the application notification form
  4. Visit your nearest NSSF office with the copies of the form to necessitate certification
  5. You will be issued with an encoded PIN key for activating the online account on the self-service portal
  6. With the user activation PIN, access the member activation page
  7. Fill all the details required including the secret password, username and the encoded PIN
  8. Then click ‘activate’
  9. Your account is now active on the portal

2. Registration for an active NSSF member

If you are already an active NSSF member and wish to have access to the online portal, you can do so by following these steps.

  1. Visit the nearest NSSF office and request for an encoded activation PIN
  2. Once issued with the PIN, access the member activation page on the portal from your browser
  3. In the spaces provided input your username, password and PIN key
  4. Click on ‘activate
  5. Your account is now active on the portal

Note:

  • If you happen to forget your login details, click on the ‘Recover forgotten/lost credentials’ option. Fill in the details on the mandatory fields and change your password to recover gain access to your account.
  • If you have forgotten both user username/password and the encoded key, use the Member Recertification link to validate your details and access your account
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