Nairobi — The Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa has obtained approval to train medical interns from government medical training institutions.
The hospital is the first private health institution to be accorded the honour by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, according to Aga Khan Health Services Board chairman Moyez Alibhai.
The approval allows interns, including doctors from public universities, to be trained by a team of full-time doctors at the institution.
"This is a great honour for the hospital as it shows that our efforts towards the provision of high quality heath care have been recognised," Mr Alibhai said.
He was speaking at the hospital during the opening of the ultra-modern physiotherapy and renal centres.
The two units were set up at a cost of Sh25 million, one year after the opening of a new outpatient wing at the hospital.
The hospital's chief executive officer, Mr Noorali Momin, said that the hospital had embarked on ensuring that all the Aga Khan hospitals in East Africa were accredited by a reputable international agency to ensure high quality health care standards were maintained.