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.