Toyota Tsusho Corporation has concluded a deal with Seven Seas Technologies Limited (SST) to improve provision of healthcare in the country through digitisation and cloud computing.
The contract was concluded through Toyota Tsusho CSV Africa Pte. Ltd. (CSV Africa), a social contribution-oriented venture development fund for Africa, and involved capital investment in Seven Seas, a Kenyan information and communication technology solutions provider . It marked its third investment in the continent.
The Japanese company noted SST is a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions that utilises technology through innovation to deliver products that enhance efficiency in service delivery in the private and public sector, by targeting sectors that have the greatest transformational impact in Kenya and Africa in general focusing on healthcare and social services.
“In the field of healthcare, SST has been involved in deploying nationalwide cutting edge medical infrastructure, health care programmes and solutions for enhanced management of healthcare institutions and resources including; turnkey healthcare project management, Healthcare Information Technology and deployment of end to end Health Information Systems,” a statement from Toyota Tsusho said.
It added SST also has recently partnered with GE Healthcare through the Ministry of Health’s Managed Equipment Services (MES) project for the installation and upgrading of medical infrastructure in ninety eight (98) hospitals distributed in the 47 counties.
“In Kenya, medical costs are rising amid growing demand for high-quality medical services. Additionally, the disparity between urban residents and rural residents in access to medical facilities has become an issue. Other issues include a shortage of medical practitioners. This investment will support the digitalisation of medical services and lead to more efficient medical work, while also raising the level of medical services by using cloud computing to share data. IT-based medicine will also make it possible to provide treatment and diagnosis to remote regions,” it said.
The company revealed that over the next five years, CSV Africa will share in SST’s formative vision to enhance the quality, cost and accessibility of health services in contribution to Kenya’s development.