IMG Appoints Dr. Mamello Muhanuuzi as the Group Head of Medical Services and Quality Assurance
Kampala. April 14th, 2021- International Medical Group (IMG) has appointed Dr. Mamello Muhanuuzi as the Group Head of Medical Service and Quality Assurance, a role which entails providing comprehensive technical, operational, and administrative oversight at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) and International Medical Centers (IMC).
International Medical Group, owned by Mauritius based CIEL Group is the largest private Healthcare Group in Uganda. The Group comprises of International Hospital Kampala (IHK) – the only accredited COHASA Hospital in Uganda, International Medical Center (IMC) a network of clinics spread all over Uganda providing quality primary healthcare services, International Air Ambulance (IAA) and International Medical Foundation (IMF) – the corporate social responsibility arm of the Group.
Dr. Mamello Muhanuuzi is a medical doctor, healthcare management specialist and seasoned hospital administrator with over 14 years’ progressive experience in providing comprehensive technical, operational and administrative oversight in the private healthcare sector. Over the years, she has gained expertise in Hospital Administration & Management, Strategic Business Planning, Positioning and Analysis in Healthcare, Project Management, Healthcare Insurance as well as Health Systems Planning & Management.
Prior to this, she worked with leading and reputable healthcare organizations in different capacities as Medical Director, Ag. Head of Medical Services & Clinical Services Manager, Health Center Manager and Senior Medical Officer at Holy Family Virika Hospital, Nakasero Hospital, AAR Healthcare Uganda and International Medical Group (IHK/IMC) respectively.
Speaking about her appointment, Sukhmeet Sandhu, the IMG Chief Executive Officer said that, “We are extremely excited to have Dr. Mamello working with us and her appointment comes in at an opportune time as we streamline our processes in a bid to serve our wide clientele better and strengthen our world class offering across the board.”
Dr. Mamello is a member of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Women’s Leadership in Private Healthcare Global Working Group and also a member of Public-Private Mix Technical Working Committee (PPM-TWC) set up by USAID Defeat TB Project under the National TB and Leprosy Program, Ministry of Health Uganda.
She is enthusiastic about women empowerment, inclusion and development. Dr. Mamello is a volunteer and mentor with the Project Girls for Girls, Global Marketing Initiative which seeks to empower young women to cultivate their capacity to lead. She is also a member of The Boardroom Africa, a Pan- African organization that promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent.
She is enthusiastic about women empowerment, inclusion and development and as such volunteers as a Mentor with the Project Girls for Girls, Global Mentoring Initiative which seeks to empower young women to cultivate their capacity to lead and a Member of The Boardroom Africa, a Pan-African organization that promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent.
Mukono, 2nd October 2020: To address the healthcare gap in the Mukono district and ensure that all people and communities have access to quality and affordable health-related service, International Medical Centre (IMC) has today launched an In-patient unit to widen the scope of medical services at its Mukono facility to ensure that their customers enjoy quality, affordable and advanced medical services to achieve the Universal Health Coverage goal.
According to Dr. Arthur Ssesanga, the IMC Director of Clinical Services, the In-Patient Unit at Mukono will provide Maternity services and the general admissions ward and these will supplement the Out Patient care that has general medicine, dermatology, dental, laboratory and ultrasound services.
The Maternity wing will manage pregnant women and provide safe delivery services, through a maternity package of that will be offered to any pregnant woman that will enroll at IMC Mukono for the 9 months period.
The maternity package will cover obstetrician/Gynaecology visits, Midwife visits, a full antenatal screening panel, two Ultrasound scans, Iron sulphate/folic acid throughout pregnancy, and Antenatal classes.
The IMC maternity package is a good intervention for expectant mothers with no insurance coverage yet with a desire to have quality antenatal care during pregnancy in these difficult economic times.
Enrolled mothers will further benefit by getting a discounted delivery rate at the IMC Mukono and its sister hospital International Hospital Kampala (IHK), and an ambulance rescue in case of any emergency.” Dr. Arthur emphasized.
The general admission side of this In-Patient will manage the pediatrics, surgical and medical wings which amongst other things, will ensure safe completion of treatment for patients that need intravenous (iv) drug administration, since IMC strongly discourages patients trekking with IV lines, given the health risk associated with such a practice.
Joel Oroni, the General Manager at IMC says the company will continue improving and upgrading its existing medical centres by increasing the scope of services to cover various services and address the Country’s healthcare challenges.
“Our growth agenda is meant to bring quality and affordable healthcare services closer to people and communities, both within and outside Kampala, within the vicinity of their areas of residence, to bridge the Universal health coverage gap and ensure that individuals do not have to travel long distances to seek quality treatment” he emphasized.
In a further drive to increase clinical footprint in the country, IMC in partnership with MTN Uganda has developed the Telehealth platform to ensure that patients access health services in the comfort of their homes with the current encumbrance of the Covid 19 pandemic. The Telehealth services will be integrated into the clinics to bridge the service provision gap and ensure customers with chronic illness and in need of urgent medical care are reached wherever they are, an aspect that contributes to the Universal Health Coverage goal, Oroni urged.
We are passionate about Uganda’s Healthcare sector and committed to improving the standard of health service and that is why through the help of our parent company, International Medical Group (IMG), we will continue to invest in advanced innovative medical technology and offer tailor-made services that cater for the healthcare need of different communities, with specialized divisions that best serves particular society, he added.
International Medical Centre is excited to announce the expansion of its Mbale Clinic with an In-Patient Department launched on Mbale, 3rd August, 2020.
This expansion drive is aimed at increasing the healthcare services being offered by the clinic and ensure that the people of Mbale and the surrounding area has access to advanced, quality and best healthcare.
Joel Oroni the General Manager of International Medical Centre says through the IPD, we shall be able to admit patients with various medical conditions that require appropriate care and attention. Besides admission, the clinic will continue to offer other services like; – treatment of minor procedures, general medicine, pharmacology, check-ups, laboratory and specialized tests (including DNA testing, antenatal screenings and services).
“We have equipped the clinic with beds, medical equipment, round the clock availability of
dedicated team of professional and specialized medical doctors and nurse,” Mr. Oroni emphasized.
Andre Ackerman, the CEO of International Medical Group congratulated the IMC team upon this achievement and urged the staff to always have people at heart, be innovative and dedicated to ensure that they deliver quality healthcare that meets international standard and continue to be leaders of Uganda’s private healthcare sector.
On course to ensure that every Ugandan has access to quality and advanced healthcare that meets international standards, International Medical Centre has opened a new branch in Soroti town to response to the healthcare needs of the people of Soroti and the surrounding areas.
This move is aimed at ensuring that every individual has access to specialized medical services in the most advanced healthcare centre across in country.
Joel Oroni the General Manager of International Medical Centre says since its inception, IMC has and continues to play a significant role in transforming the Country’s primary healthcare through massive investment in the establishment of regional state-of-the art facilities that are well-equipped and offers a wide scope services ranging from doctor consultations , dispensary, laboratory , advanced dental clinic, ultra sound equipment and general treatment that include a 24-hour service.
“Through the Soroti branch, IMC will be in position to reach the local community and provide them with tailor made services that will addresses their healthcare needs. We have set-up an advanced and modern dental clinic in response to the local community demand,” Mr. Oroni said.
Also, the clinic will be offering healthcare services such as; – Doctor Consultation, Laboratory Service from Lancet Laboratories and specialized tests (including DNA testing, antenatal screenings and services), Pharmacy, check-ups and treatment of minor procedures provided by our dedicated team of professional and specialized medical experts, He emphasized.
Andre Ackerman, the CEO of International Medical Group congratulated the IMC team upon launching the Soroti Clinic and urged the staff to always have people at heart, be innovative and dedicated to ensure that they deliver quality healthcare that meets international standard and continue to be leaders of Uganda’s private healthcare sector.
Kampala, 22nd February, 2018: Today, International Medical Centre is excited to announce its newest branch in Kireka. The expansion drive is an initiative to grow the clinics network in different regions of the country and ensure every individual has access to the best healthcare.
The new state-of-the-art healthcare facility will provide specialized and general medical services to residents of Kireka and surrounding areas of Kira Muncipality
According to Joel Oroni, the IMC General Manager said “We are expanding our network into Kireka to fill the service gaps in healthcare as offered to the community. Currently, we are aggressively creating new presences in various areas, improving our clinical facilities and in certain places relocating to bigger and better premises” said Mr. Oroni
Adding that, we are always proud to be a solution of your health concern and ready to serve you. It is gratifying to see over 250 people come in to get access to free medical checkup treatment, counseling and referrals. Working closely with International Hospital Kampala and IAA, The International Medical Centre clinic will continue to expand its reach within the country so that we can touch different communities in the region, Mr. Oroni urged.
At IMC, we endeavor to consistently invest in best primary healthcare by bringing latest medical technologies and program so as to provide constant support to our communities.
“Life is fragile and precious, and International Medical Group is committed to preserve and nurture life while leading the healthcare industry and providing the best in class services to the residents of Kireka and Uganda at large.” Mr. Oroni added
During the launch, the clinic conducted a whole day health outreach where a variety of free medical services was provided with the aim of improving the quality of life and general wellness. The outreach focused on providing free hepatitis B screening, immunization for children, free HIV screening, doctor consultation, breast cancer screening, heart disease screening using ECG, and eye checks.
Further noting that the center will operate daily on 24-hour clock and offer medical services such as: general consultations, family medicine specialist, vaccination, obstetrics & gynecology consultations, antenatal, Paediatrics, dental, ultrasound scan, Lancet laboratory services and specialized tests (including DNA testing, newborn screening, and allergy screening, Mr. Oroni said
Andre Ackerman, the CEO of the International Medical Group emphasized that “Our agenda at the group level is to bring professionalism back to the health industry, provide quality health care through the improved medical facility and specialized treatment. Patients will be attended to by most specialized doctors, received a prescription for the right doses and our doctors will always do follow-ups to find out how the patients are faring” Andre’ said.
Adding that “At the group level, we are busy improving healthcare sector which includes both expanding our clinics to have a truly national footprint and take healthcare to the community. We are in the process of upgrading our theatres and increasing not only the number of specialists but also introducing new specialties and procedures” Andre said.
The Kireka IMC is part of the growing network of IMCs in Uganda which has 16 operational centres and 5 site facilities.
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