Remarks by Mr. Sukhmeet Sandhu, CEO International Medical Group- Uganda at the Prudential- IAA acquisition on 27th May 2021
Salutations; Good morning.
International Medical Group Uganda is owned by CIEL Healthcare as part of CIEL an international Mauritian Group listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. CIEL Healthcare owns, operates, and manages assets in the healthcare sector in Mauritius and across Sub-Saharan Africa including Uganda.
International Medical Group is a conglomerate of health-related companies including International Hospital Kampala (IHK) –a 100 bed specialized tertiary hospital in Uganda, International Medical Center (IMC) – the largest provider of primary healthcare outpatient services with 21 centers and International Air Ambulance – IAA, one of the first and leading medical insurance provider in Uganda.
Our future strategic objective is to focus on our core business which is healthcare and inline with our vision of providing quality and affordable healthcare service of international standards in Uganda. IAA has been a commercially gainful business over the years therefore, we sought out to find a suitable partner to take over our Insurance book enabling us to strengthen our focus on healthcare. We are glad to inform the public that Prudential Assurance Uganda given their track record will be a partner of choice and we trust that our clients, some of whom have been with IAA for more than a decade will continue to receive quality medical insurance services from Prudential, an internationally acclaimed recognized insurance brand.
Our healthcare services will continue to be available across our network, based on your existing or new insurance packages and in addition, we look forward to delivering healthcare services of international standards to both insured and cash paying clients.
IMG will be celebrating 25 years within a couple of months, we are focusing on advancing medical excellence through expansion including opening facilities in four new locations in Uganda, to bring the total to 25 centers in the country. We are upgrading three of our centers in Mbale, Gulu and Mukono to hospital status to handle inpatient and specialist services. We shall continue to pioneer modern clinical interventions to include Interventional radiology, Cochlear implant surgery and the most recently launched IMG Telemedicine consultancy services which enable patients to consult the doctor, have investigations done as well as delivery of drugs in the comfort of their homes or offices with voice and video appointments.
Today is a momentous day for Prudential and I take this opportunity to congratulate them on achieving this milestone and I look forward to a beneficial partnership that will deliver superior customer experience to our mutual clients. I also want to thank our clients for the continued support. As Prudential rightly states, we are in this together and will continue to serve you every step of the way!