Clinic where doctors access X-ray reports round-the-clock
Friday, May 22, 2015
Ms Nyokabi Kaguthi runs her dream shop in a field dominated by male medical practitioners. She is the founder and director of Africa Telerad, a startup that provides medical diagnostic reports.
Her mission began in 2011 with Sh2 million savings. The plan was to help provide affordable medical care in Kenya and then expand into East Africa.
“The start of the business was slow. Africa Telerad was geared towards lowering the cost of radiology services, improving access and maintaining a high quality of healthcare,” said Ms Nyokabi, a specialist in diagnostic imaging and radiation medicine.
The benefits and potential impact of her business model in the long run was easy to sell, especially to hospitals and health professionals. As a result, the number of business deals has been on the rise.