EMBU, Kenya--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Camusat, a market leader in implementing telecom infrastructures, equipped Kyeni Consolata Hospital in Kenya with a solar heating water system in order to provide hot water for the Maternity and Paediatrics wards that host 79 beds. Capacity of the system is 600 litres of hot water in Maternity and 600 litres in Paediatrics.
This project, led by Ms. Beatriz Meijide, Camusat Finance Director for the Africa region, who has been personally volunteering in the hospital for 15 years, was part of Camusat’s employees ‘associative commitment incentive program, named “I volunteer with Camusat” and launched in December 2015.
“As the His Lordship the Bishop of Embu said on the occasion of H. E. Margaret Kenyatta’s visit to the hospital: “[…] Regardless of who you are, regardless of what state… we can make a difference by our contribution. What you give, that self-giving to serve others… Any effort you make to change the lives of others, bears fruit”. That has been my motivation, and indeed I have witnessed an amazing turnaround of this hospital, that has helped to save so many lives thanks to the effort of the great staff and management they have, and the contributions of so many friends and supporters. Now Camusat has marked a new milestone with the provision of hot water, something so essential for the maternal & child healthcare. For this I am deeply grateful and proud to work in a company that really walks the talk, and has made this long term awaited project come true for the benefit of the patients” said Ms. Beatriz Meijide.
“The « I volunteer with Camusat » program reiterates our commitment in investing in the development and recognition within our host communities, a pillar of our CSR policy. Through this support, we also hope to encourage our people in their personal and associative efforts to promote education, healthcare access and environment protection. The project led by Beatriz drew our attention since it aims at offering better access to healthcare thanks to a green energy solution, one of our areas of expertise” stated Elodie Perrigot, HR-CSR & EHS Chief Officer of Camusat Group.
Thanks to this solar heating water system, Consolata hospital, which has been awarded the Johnson and Johnson’s Best Maternity in Eastern, can now offer even better antenatal and postnatal care; an improvement that the whole community will benefit from.
“The system is now working and is able to heat five showers in Maternity and four in Paediatrics. Since its commissioning, the system has been serving an average of 60 babies in paediatrics ward and 80 mothers in maternity daily. We highly appreciate the contribution of Camusat towards this noble cause which will go a long way in improving the overall hygiene” said Dominic Muriuki Mugo, Consolata Hospital Managing Director.
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About Consolata Hospital Kyeni:
Located on Kenya's Eastern Province, under the Diocese of Embu since 1970, it comprises of 167 beds, outpatient facilities and 15 dispensaries in remote areas. Also a teaching hospital, it hosts the FIDENZA School of Nursing.
The A&E casualty department is open 24 hours a day providing comprehensive emergency services as well as receiving patients referred from primary health care facilities and clinics in the environs.
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CAMUSAT is one of the market leaders in the implementation of telecom infrastructures and one of the most experienced network developers with a history which starts back in the late 40’s Our committed mission is to help the telecom actors to efficiently build and optimize their networks development by integrating the traditional telecom technologies with the most innovative know-how from adjoining fields. Our R&D Department develops innovative infrastructure solutions. Integration of quality-proofed technologies and services, as well as proficient project management skills and flexibility have played a crucial part in our success today. Diversity is another key success factor. Motivating incentive plans, strong team spirit, constant professional training, international mobility and efficiency are our strengths in achieving our client’s high standard requirements. Camusat’s headquarters are located in Paris, France. Nearly half of Camusat's 2000 employees work on the African continent. The company operates on the five continents with over 40 subsidiaries.
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Camusat 2015 CSR Report: http://www.camusat.com/pdf/Rapport_RSE_EN.pdf