Me Cure promises quality services
Me Cure Healthcare Limited has promised to increase its contributions towards the growth of Nigeria’s health system with its quality service in diagnostics, optometry, pharmaceutical and oncology for improved and better patients’ outcome.
The management of the healthcare facilities made the pledge as the company celebrated its 10 years (one decade) of operation in the Nigerian healthcare space last Friday, while it offered free glaucoma screening and launched its new innovative product “Me Cure Smart Buy” to ensure Nigerians access healthcare easily at their convenience as part of activities that marked the anniversary.
Speaking on the milestone, the Chief Medical Office and Consultant Pathologist, Me Cure diagnostics centre, Dr. Obiefuna Ajie said the diagnostics arm of the health facility, which was borne out of the need to bridge the challenges patients’ face in carrying out investigations and examinations, has helped many Nigerians access proper treatment and reduce avoidable deaths.
“Quite a number of people lost their lives unavoidably because of lack of investigative tools and part of what Me cure has been able to achieve in the past 10 years is to bridge that gap and contribute physically in helping our healthcare professionals, hospitals and clinics save many lives through its diagnostic centre,” he said.
While speaking on the pharmaceutical aspect, which pioneered the facility, Ajie said its focus was to ensure that primary health care was achieved in the country, which the facility has achieved through the provision of quality, affordable and accessible medicines.
On the Ophthalmology arm of the health facility, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Me Cure eye centre, Dr Alabi Adegboyega, said it was part of what the company brought on board to revolutionalise the country’s healthcare Industry, while it provide and serve the teeming population with quality eye care.He said as part of activities to mark the 10 years anniversary, the company provided free glaucoma screening to Nigerians to ensure the burden of preventable blindness is reduced in the country.
While speaking on the new product launched into the Nigeria healthcare space, the Chief Technology Officer, Adil shaiku said the company has introduced an eCommerce platform, “MeCure Smart Buy”, which is a form of telemedicine, where Nigerians can communicate with pharmacists and doctors at no cost through their phones at their convenience and get healthcare services at an affordable price.
“Telemedicine is what we have brought into our primary healthcare. This product is to make healthcare convenient and affordable to the general population in Lagos. We are providing access to a qualified panel of doctors completely free,” Shaiku added.
Also speaking, the Chief Operating Officer, Me Cure Healthcare Limited, Oshodi Diagnostic centre, Jide Fadirepo, said lack of state-of-the-art equipment for treatment has limited the positive outcome of patients in Nigeria.He said government should partner with the private health facilities to provide an enabling environment for improved healthcare delivery, by ensuring reduced tariffs in the importation of lifesaving equipment and consumables, as well as eliminating the long and worrisome process of clearing the commodities from the ports.
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