MLC has recently been working in a joint partnership through the Ministry of Health pilot project with Nyangabgwe referral hospital in Francistown by supplying the MTU and offering training to a multi-disciplinary health personnel for a duration of two weeks.
MLC Group Chief Executive officer Dr Memory Muturiki said the deployment of the multi million pula fully fledged mobile telemedicine unit to Nyangabgwe Hospital shows commitment from the ministry of Health and her company to bring on board the latest universal health solutions to all Batswana regardless of their economic and financial standing.
The Mobile Telemedicine Unit ( MTU) is a truck fitted with the state of the art clinical devices which are user friendly and it provides the same services as a stationary clinic.
Dr Muturiki, a trauma and emergency specialist with extensive experience in mobile telemedicine and universal mobiles systems,said as a company they share a common passion with African governments to curtail the mortality rate of their nations and to see them meeting if not to surpass the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “We are a patient centred company, we strive for clinical excellence in our execution of our noble calling, we value human dignity in our dealings with patients,” she said.
One of the biggest beneficiary of MTU, it is hoped, will be the Remote Area Development (RAD) programme.
This is a government programme aimed at eradicating poverty in 67 settlements, spreading over 7 districts.
These are small settlements with populations ranging from 250 to 500 mainly outside established villages, without access to basic amenities. “I congratulate the government of Botswana through the Ministry of Health for being one of the first African countries to embark in the provision of mobile telemedicine solutions and improving healthcare services to Batswana, regardless of where they live. The Nyangabgwe Hospital management team who arranged and coordinated the training did a fantastic job.
We also extend our sincere gratitude to Norilsk Nickel and Tati Nickel Company for donating a Mobile Telemedicine Unit to Botswana governnment and sponsoring the training. We thank the Ministry of Health for giving us the opportunity to provide training and share our experience and clinical expertise for the good of our people,” Muturiki said.