AccessKenya and Aga Khan University Hospital facilitate Kenya’s video-con surgery session


Kenya’s corporate data and infrastructure provider Accesskenya Group on Thursday demonstrated the value of the fibre optic cable in improving lives through seamless connectivity after a successful video conferencing surgery  (VCS) session that was displayed at the Pan African Urological Surgeons Conference held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi.

The live session from Aga Khan University Hospital’s theatres was streamed through AccessKenya’s fibre network, further demonstrating the value of fibre technology to pertinent services such as health.

“We have powered this inaugural VCS session on our redundant fibre network at a connection speed of 15Mbps. This goes a long way in demonstrating our capacity as a corporate data and infrastructure provider and further showcases our reliable fibre network that guarantees quality data transmission as we have all witnessed,” said AccessKenya Group managing director, Jonathan Somen.

AccessKenya MD Kris Senanu and Dr Samnakay from the Aga Khan University Hospital follow the surgery session at Crowne Plaza hotel in Nairobi.

session – organized by Asterisk Limited, a tertiary medical technology company and Sight & Sound, a regional technology equipment supplier  – was aimed at showcasing the use of technology in health and medical services in what is widely described as e-health.

Both Aga Khan University Hospital and Crowne Plaza Hotel at which the session took place are connected to AccessKenya’s fibre network.

In his remarks, , lauded the initiative as noble and urged scientists and medical doctors to adopt new and working technologies to their respective duties.

“Technology has not only simplified our lives but also presented us with a unique chance to share knowledge and grow each other’s individual and collective capacity in our service to humanity,” said Dr Saeed Samnakay, the local chair of the organizing committee for the Uro-Suregon Conference.

This milestone comes in the wake of increased adoption of technology to aid key sectors of the economy with e-learning and e-commerce already taking centre stage in Kenya. AccessKenya has already implemented e-learning initiatives in various areas of the country through its Corporate Social Responsibility program.

The three-day Pan African Urological Surgeons’ Association (PAUSA) Conference, at which other live sessions will be streamed from South Africa, has brought together Uro-surgeons from all over Africa to discuss varied aspects of Urology.