RUFAI FAMILY HOSPITAL MIGHT BE THE NEXT COMPANY TO CLINCH ITS POSITION ON THE NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGE
Dr Maxwel Okoth sits at the helm affairs the Ruai Family Hospital in Kenya as its founder. In the short interview below, he explains how during his internship after medical school, he experienced firsthand the problems people face with access, affordability, and availability of healthcare in his country. He felt a deep urge to do something about this problem.
Armed with only his vision, a strong determination and just about US$ 3,000, he started his healthcare venture as a small outpatient centre. Today, that small healthcare venture has become a 50-bed hospital that serves the low-end of the market.
Over the next 5 years, he plans to spread his concept across Kenya, and tap into the growing market for health tourism in East Africa. He is already setting up a 100-bed multi-speciality hospital which will ill have a cancer centre, radiology centre, pediatric unit, and several other specialities.
Sometime in the future, he wants to take his company public on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.