International Medical Centre (IMC) has today launched an In-patient unit in a bid to widen the scope of medical services at its Mukono facility.
The move is hoped 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.
Dr. Arthur Ssesanga, the IMC Director of Clinical Services says 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 for pregnant women.
“This 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,” he said.
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.