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) on October 2 launched an In-patient unit to widen the scope of medical services at its Mukono facility.
The new unit is also aimed at ensuring that IMC 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 shs600,000 that will be offered to any pregnant woman that will enroll at IMC Mukono for the 9 months period.
“The package will cover 3 obstetrician/Gynaecology visits, 5 Midwife visits, a full antenatal screening panel, two Ultrasound scans, Iron sulphate/folic acid throughout pregnancy, and 3 Antenatal classes”, Dr. Ssesanga said.
He said 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.
Joel Oroni, the General Manager at IMC, said 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 said.
In a further drive to increase clinical footprint in the country, IMC in partnership with MTN Uganda has developed the tele-health platform to ensure that patients access health services in the comfort of their homes with the current encumbrance of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tele-health 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.