UDSC Wins African Best Quality Diagnostic Company Of The Year Award
LEADING indigenous and homegrown company in the medical diagnostic and healthcare sector, Union Diagnostic and Clinical Services (UDCS) Plc has been awarded the 2015 African Best Quality Diagnostic Company of the Year in recognition of her professionalism in quality assurance culture and quality management practices.
The company received the award at the yearly African Quality Achievement Award (AQAA) recently held in Lagos.
The African Quality Institute in collaboration with IBMN Integrated Services initiated the award with the objective of celebrating leadership, innovation and creativity in quality management in Africa.
Speaking about the award, the senior manager, Corporate/Administration, Mrs. Owaneye Irene, said the recognition was timing and inspiring, as it would spur the company to go the extra mile in rendering quality services to its clients in Nigeria and across Africa.
She explained that UDSC as a leading indigenous company has been a top player in the diagnostic and healthcare sector since 1994, offering world-class services ranging from Sonology, including Colour Doppler imaging, X-ray imaging, Electrocardiography, Endoscopy, Computed Tomography (CT Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Echocardiography (ECG), Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Cytology, Toxicology, Immuno Assay and DNA testing, among other laboratory services.
According to her, the company also engages in sales and distribution of medical equipment for reputed companies in Europe, Asia and the U. S. through its branches nationwide.
She added that the company has mega diagnostic facilities in Victoria Island and Yaba in Lagos, Kano, Abeokuta, Port-Harcourt, Benin and Jos, which serve as a one-stop shop for all medical investigations.
She said: “We have our presence in 12 states in Nigeria, with 20 branches, which makes us the largest diagnostic firm in West Africa and with the most extensive workload (as per our statistics of 250,000 clients per annum base on 2010 figure). We are also the first public liability diagnostic firm in Nigeria as well as the first in its field to be quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Our staff strength as at date is over 500 and our team parades highly professional and well-motivated Nigerian personnel that render excellent services to all groups and classes of Nigerians. We are presently the most comprehensive diagnostic outfit in Nigeria with the range of our medical investigations and clinical services. We are reputed for the reliability of our diagnostic and clinical services over the years for which we are passionate never to compromise on being the very essence of our venture into healthcare,” she added.
She said that as part of its commitment to provide diagnostic and clinical services comparable to best practices around the world, UDSC has designed a range of optional comprehensive world-class diagnostic medicine programmes to meet the varying needs of the Nigerian corporate, elite, middle-class and general clients.
“In addition to the many investigations carried out in its facility, the company has also developed health plans for regular and intermittent check-up for its clients as well as retainership services with corporate institutions, hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories, among others,” she explained.