To accelerate access to quality healthcare for all Nigerians, Alpha Mead Healthcare Management Services, a subsidiary of the Alpha Mead Group will on Wednesday, June 23, launch a state-of-the-art Modular Healthcare Facility (MHF) at the Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos.
“The MHF is a customised, mobility-enhanced, prefabricated portacabin with detachable modules equipped with state-of-the-art clinical and diagnostic equipment that is designed to take quality healthcare services to the doorstep of all Nigerians”, said Femi Akintunde, Group Managing Director, Alpha Mead Group.
Speaking on Wednesday, June 16 at a media interaction ahead of the launch of the MHF, Akintunde, an Engineer, explained that after a successful pilot of the company’s foray into Healthcare at Gbagada General Hospital, and Lagos University Teaching (LUTH), the need to make quality healthcare accessible to more Nigeria became even more pressing.
“So we went back to the drawing board. We noted that some of the issues slowing down the government and private sector programmes in making healthcare accessible for all are; how long it takes to set up a healthcare facility, inadequate amount of healthcare workers, lack of the required equipment and sometimes; even the terrain or location where these healthcare facilities will be constructed”
“To address these issues, we came up with the Modular Healthcare Facility (MHF). The whole idea of the MHF is to aggressively drive the penetration of healthcare facilities in Nigeria by reducing the construction timeline of a healthcare facility to less than 30 days – saving the time lost to design, construction, equipment installation and commissioning of regular brick and mortar healthcare facilities, which sometimes run into years”.
He noted that to address the issue of inadequate medical practitioners, particularly doctors in the rural areas or crisis zones, the MHF was designed to leverage technology to connect patients with medical doctors anywhere through its telemedicine facilities.
According to him, the MHF provides the right healthcare equipment that meets the minimum standard for each class of the healthcare segment – primary, secondary and tertiary and reduces the dependency of the healthcare facility on public utility by running on efficient and clean utility systems such as solar power, bio-digester sewage system, etc.
In his presentation, Kunle Omidiora, Managing Director, Alpha Mead Healthcare & Management Services (AMHS), the subsidiary of Alpha Mead promoting the MHF said the product is coming to bridge the widening gap in access to quality healthcare in Nigeria.
Omidiora commented: “from whatever lens one chooses to view the challenges with the healthcare sector in Nigeria today; whether financial, personnel, equipment, systems or technologies; the biggest challenge with Nigeria’s healthcare sector is that of access to quality healthcare”.
“This challenge is costing our nation a great deal. For example, a USAID report noted that Nigeria shoulders up to 10% of the global disease burden. The report noted further that this situation is caused by lack of access to quality healthcare facilities and workers, particularly in the rural areas”.
He further noted that the challenge can be further put in context when squared against 2019 data from Nigeria Health Facility Register (NHFR).
“According to the report, Nigeria has 40,345 registered hospitals and clinics to serve the 201 million population. This simply implies that one healthcare facility is responsible for an estimated five million Nigerians”, Omidiora explained.
“The problem is even more compounded with data from WHO report revealing that only a quarter of Nigeria’s primary healthcare facilities have more than 25% of the minimum equipment package. One, therefore, does not need to wonder why Nigeria loses over 1 billion dollars to medical tourism, has one of the world highest infant mortality rates, and why prevalence of medical errors in Nigeria is on the rise”.
He explained that this huge gap is what the MHF intends to bridge; noting that the MHF is equipped with Radiology Information System, Picture Archiving Communication System (RISPACS), Enterprise Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Telehealth infrastructure for real-time reporting of investigation and remote consultation.
Tackling Sickle Cell Anemia: EMBASSY FOUNDATION Sets To Assist Patients in 16 LG in Kwara
In a bid to make life better for people living with Sickle Cell Anemia, Embassy Foundation, a non-governmental organization that is saddled with the responsibilities of putting smile on the faces of patients has unveiled its plan for 16 local government in Kwara State.
According to the coordinator of the foundation, Mr.Tunji Abdullahi Ojolowo, he said the Foundation was willing to support the patients in terms of Test, prevention, treatment and drugs distribution to the affected people in the state.
Mr.Tunji Ojolowo said this during the Foundation courtesy visit to the commissioner of health, Dr. Raji Rasaq, he said the Foundation started its awareness and sensitization on the deadly disease since last year in Ilorin Kwara State after the discovery of COVID 19 in Nigeria, and since then the foundation has been distributing drugs and foods to the registered patients particularly in Ilorin metropolis.
He stressed further that the foundation has decided to take its campaign to the 16 Local Government of the State starting from June 2021
Ojolowo said people living with Sickle Cell Anemia disease can face multitude of challenges in the process of managing their condition, treatments right from birth and it would continue for a lifetime, while spending so much causing undue financial obligation on patients and their families.
When speaking on the Foundation’s new program, the Germany based founder and President of the NGO Mr. Razaq Ayo Ojolowo said, “We are excited that Embassy Foundation will provide much needed help to individuals living with Sickle Cell anemia during this difficult time.
It is our great pleasure that we are partnering with Sickle Cell Foundation here in Germany to support the Sickle Cell Community in Nigeria and to also reach out to as many patients as possible most especially in rural areas where there is no availability of good health care facilities.”
Embassy Foundation was established in 2015 to support the founder’s youngest son, Bolaji Ojolowo who is a Sickle Cell Anemia patient and other children that are in the same fate.
Since it’s establishment, it has organized various programmes that includes the following;, Sensitization/awareness, treatments, distribution of drugs, foods and relief materials to patients most especially during COVID-19 pandemic. Embassy Foundation contacts are ccefoundation.com and email@example.com
Over 100 individuals Enjoyed free medical check in Lagos
Over a hundred people have benefited from a free medical test during the last yuletide season at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, The great turn around parish Igbogbo, ikorodu, Lagos.
The free healthcare service was co-sponsored by Impact Energy & Logistics Limited.
Impact Energy & logistics Limited was Established in 2012 to take advantage in Key sectors of the Nigerian Economy namely energy, petroleum and logistics.The company recently ventured into Agriculture,security services and general commercial
The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Dare Osamo said, the gesture was part of the company’s CSR in giving back to the society, “because the company believes it is one of the most effective ways it can reach back to the community drawing from it’s limited resources.
“The company organized the medical test on the firm belief that health is wealth, also considering that many people do not take their health seriously.”
Mr Dare Osamo urged the people to take seriously, instructions given them by medical experts at the free healthcare programme while also projecting that the company will embark on more Charity work in the year 2021.
The Pastorate of the church appreciated Impact Energy & logistics limited for the kind gesture and advised other corporate organization to emulate it.
TAGS: Impact Energy & Logistics Limited, RCCG, Energy, logistics, Petroleum, Agriculture, Dare Osamo, CSR
Kindly Help, That Oyewole David May Live
CALL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (CORRECTIVE HEART SURGERY)
We, John Oyewole (dad) and Jayeola Oyewole (nee Ajayi; mum) are the parents of David Oyewole, a ten-month-old boy, who has been recently diagnosed with complete atrioventricular canal defect and severe pulmonary artery hypertension at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Contact has been made with a handful of hospitals in India, but based on experts advice, we have decided to go to Max Healthcare in New Delhi, India for corrective surgery of this hole in David’s heart in order to save his life. Please find attached the diagnostic report from UCH, Ibadan and the billing information from Max Healthcare, India.
An estimated seven million naira is needed to cover the cost of this surgery, flight to/from India, medications and other logistics.
We humbly solicit your financial support to help us raise the sum of seven million naira for the corrective surgery of this congenital disorder, as this is far beyond our capacity. Please, help us to save our son. He is the only one we have.
The designated account for this fundraising is as below:
Account Name: Oyewo John Ayodeji
Account Number: 5281113244
Sort Code: 050181089
Bank: Eco Bank
For further clarification and information, you can reach
either/both of us on
1. Oyewole John: 07030260463 (father)
2. Qyewole Jayeola: 07032200060 (mother)
Thank you for your anticipated support. Regards,
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