Richard Kyania, Country Head, Kenya at Trivitron Healthcare Africa, discusses his organisation’s operations in Kenya and across the continent
Writer: Sean Galea-Pace | Project Manager: Thomas Arnold
“We offer a complete solution when it comes to any hospital requirement thereby ensuring advanced technology, equipment and services that are highly accessible and affordable.”
Richard Kyania, is the Country Head - Kenya at Trivitron Healthcare Africa. His organisation was formed from a joint venture between Trivitron Healthcare India, the largest medtech company of Indian Origin and Investment Funds for Health in Africa (IFHA).
Trivitron aims to boost the healthcare ecosystem of Africa by offering advanced medical modalities and reliable health services. Trivitron manufactures and distributes exceptional medical technology products to around 180 countries, and as a major force in the industry, continuously pursues technological innovation to offer superior clinical benefits at a lower cost.
“We, Trivitron Healthcare Africa, started our direct operations in Kenya in 2018 before moving into Uganda and other Sub-Saharan Africa countries. At present, we are active in more than 15 African countries and establishing ourselves as a preferred and efficient solution provider. We have a very robust organisation in terms of project management, products and support,” discusses Kyania. “We are proving to be a great solution provider for all healthcare requirements for addressing all needs.
“We have just completed equipping the entire AAR Hospital at Nairobi which commenced during the peak pandemic of late 2020 and would definitely stand as a world class facility in Kenya and East Africa with many advanced and first of its kind technology being introduced.”
Indeed, at Trivitron, quality healthcare is considered a fundamental requirement, and the firm operates with a vision to make it available to people of all classes. Since its founding in 1997, Trivitron strives to deliver cost-effective yet best-in-class healthcare solutions. With over two decades of experience in manufacturing and distributing affordable, innovative and accessible products, Trivitron understands its target markets and technological updates.
However, Kyania acknowledges that the availability and price of quality products are much too high. “It’s certainly challenging because there’s a huge demand for these products and even if you do have access, the price is much too high,” he explains. “The aftersales support has always been a challenge and continues to be so. For us, we make products accessible and affordable, and with more than two decades of experience, we are able to bring all those technologies and expertise together to best serve our customers. I believe this approach truly makes us stand out from competitors.”
Trivitron can create a full medical centre or set up a specialised clinic or department which starts from complete imaging department, laboratory diagnostic, intensive care and critical care areas. Under its brownfield project, Trivitron supports medical facilities to expand and upgrade its operations, through advanced medical equipment, layout planning, operational planning and ongoing service support. For the execution of turnkey hospital projects in Africa, Trivitron provides an exclusive products division that significantly contributes to the success of these undertakings. In addition, Trivitron provides a multi-vendor biomedical engineering services division to provide maximum support for healthcare providers across Africa. While Trivitron has also formed academic tie-ups with reputable academic institutions in India and Europe in a bid to offer paramedical and super-speciality support courses.
“We are proving to be a great solution provider for all healthcare requirements for addressing all needs”
Trivitron Africa – Turnkey Solutions
Trivitron Healthcare Africa takes great pride in giving its customers experienced cost-effective resources to establish hospitals, medical facilities, day care surgery centres, specialized medical centres, or polyclinics anywhere in Africa.
The company’s turnkey project department specialises in providing tailor-made turnkey solutions that offers a complete chain of services from concept through planning, design, installation, testing, training, maintenance, and technical service support.
It can create an entire medical centre or set up a specialised clinic or department starting from complete imaging department, laboratory diagnostic, intensive care and critical care areas, operating room theatres etc.
The firm supports medical facilities to expand and upgrade operations, through advanced medical equipment, layout planning, operational planning and ongoing service support.
Trivitron’s competencies range from designing, equipment supply, all medical equipment installations, supplying all parts, and ongoing maintenance service with extremely fast response time and in real-time support. The company strives to ensure the equipment meets or exceeds the clinical requirements and meets the end users’ expectations.
By combining innovation with affordability and accessibility, Trivitron group has been operating for more than two decades to improve health and medical care throughout the world. Trivitron lay great emphasis on research and development and their team includes internationally acclaimed experts and leading scientists who innovate unprecedented health technologies suitable for healthcare needs of today and tomorrow.
A part of its Greenfield and brownfield projects, Trivitron provide technological advancements to hospitals, individual healthcare providers, independent clinics, extended care facilities and laboratories, catering to healthcare needs in multiple verticals like In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD), Medical Imaging & Radiology Solutions, Critical Care & OT Solutions, Newborn screening (NBS) and Radiation Protection Apparels (RPA).
To diagnose various diseases, a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray radiography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used. Trivitron provide full turnkey services in building radiology suites to suit needs of any healthcare institution. Its medical imaging division is focused to meet the rapidly changing demands in medical imaging/ radiology segments.
• X-Ray machines (Fixed, Mobile, Digital)
• C –ARM Solutions
• Digital Mammography
• Ultrasound Range – 2D/ 3D/ 4D
• CT - from Hitachi
• MRI – from Hitachi
In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD)
Diagnosis is often challenging, as there are many non-specific signs and symptoms. Chemistry analyzers, immunoassay analyzers, assay kits and hematology analyzers are central to any clinical diagnostic setting. Choosing the right equipment can be tricky but we can help you there. Trivitron’s diagnostics (IVD) division caters to the complete solutions/ requirement of all Diagnostic Centers, hospitals & Labs. This includes: biochemistry, hematology, newborn screening, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology (COVID, liquid based cytology, blood grouping, ELISA, RAPID tests including COVID antigen kits, complete lab consumables etc.)
Trivitron’s lab systems diagnostics in Finland has been a forerunner in innovative diagnostic research and development for over 40 years, pioneering new technologies for newborn screening tests. Among the market leaders in newborn screening, their neonatal products save and improve lives of babies in more than 70 countries. Being a one-step solution provider for newborn screening, they offer the most comprehensive and high quality screening kits, supported by best-in-class automation capabilities and user friendly software.
Critical Care & OT Solutions
Intensive care unit services meet the needs of patients facing an immediate life-threatening health condition — especially where vital organs are at risk of failing. The intensive care units are multidisciplinary, admitting the more complex elective surgical patients and all general, medical and surgical patients requiring immediate medical assistance.
Similarly, the operating room must be sufficiently large for the patient, surgeon, assistant and all the surgical and emergency supplies necessary for the procedure. The room must be well ventilated and properly illuminated, and it should have a variety of mobile lighting units that the surgeon or the healthcare practitioner can easily adjust during the interventional procedure while maintaining sterility. We provide full turnkey solutions tailored to your requirements.
Critical care & OT solutions division offers a complete solution for:
• Operation theatres
• ICU/ NICU
• Dialysis solutions – equipment & consumables
• Patient monitors, defibrillators, pumps, OT lights
One of Trivitron’s most important customers is AAR Healthcare. Kyania is full of praise for his company’s partnership with AAR Healthcare. “With various diagnostic centres in Kenya and Uganda, we were involved in providing products for their state-of-the-art 150-bed hospital,” explains Kyania. “We met their requirements and provided the best-in-class solutions needed in what was the largest project we’ve handled in East Africa.”
With significant growth on the horizon, Kyania is optimistic about the future at Trivitron. “We want to continue with our work to make high-end technology affordable and accessible at a very low lifecycle cost. The work is well underway and will continue.”