During the Diaspora University Town project Saturday meetings, U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) Bui Thuo of Los Angeles, CA will be heard quoting the Kenya Constitution 2010. She will eloquently say, “Every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care. A person shall not be denied emergency medical treatment.”
She will add, “The Diaspora University Medical Hospital Plan goal is to achieve the highest standard.”
Bui migrated to the U.S in the early 1990s to attend university. After graduating she would join the U.S healthcare sector. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN). Over the years, she has worked in most of the nursing departments in a U.S. hospital system. She is a nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU).
She says that the success of the Diaspora University Medical Hospital plan will be based on the skills of the nurses. She highlights that one of the benefits that Kenyans in the U.S. who are in the nursing profession have is the knowledge of nursing excellence.
Bui estimates that in the U.S. there are more than 10,000 RNs and LPNs whose origin is from Kenya. These RNs work in the 6,093 hospitals in the U.S. They work in the departments that include: Emergency, ICU, Observation, Psychiatric, Surgery, Respiratory, Oncology, Geriatric, Pediatric and others.
She says, “The knowledge and experience the Diaspora Nurses have acquired can be invested in Kenya to raise the standard of healthcare in Kenya.”
As Diaspora University Medical Hospital is built, to have 100,000 square meters of space and to offer all medical services, there will be over 2,000 nurses working in the hospital to meet the 24-hour nursing care needs of patients. As the medical hospital plan expands to other counties through clinics, there will be over 8,000 jobs created in nursing.
Bui calls upon her fellow nurses to join her in the creation of the Diaspora University Medical Hospital nursing system. She also asks the nurses to invest in the Daktari Biotechnology Ltd medicine and vaccine plant and in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that produce medical equipment and supplies.
She says, “Having medicines, equipment and supplies readily available, a skilled workforce that embraces a culture of excellence and efficiency, is what will achieve the highest standard of healthcare.”
Bui is thrilled that the Diaspora University Town Hospital Plan is set to grow to a Kshs 5 billion operation budget. The budget will purchase supplies, pay nurses and other professionals as they achieve the highest standards in the best medical hospital system created by the Diaspora Kenyans for Kenyans.