Today International Hospital Kampala (IHK) officially launched the Neighbourhood wellness program for residents of Namuwongo, Kansanga, Bukasa, Kibuli, Kabalagala and Kisugu.
The program isintended toextend much needed affordable medical services to individuals and groups living within the neighbourhood of the hospital.
Through the Neighbourhood wellness program, the hospital shall offer free ambulance transportation services to IHK, in case of emergencies within the neighbourhood, free child nutrition clinic every Sunday, free aerobics classes on Sunday, discounts on outpatient services, and room rates when admitted. All benefits apply to registered residents of Namuwongo, Kansanga, Bukasa, Kibuli, Kabalagala and Kisuguwho have a Neighbourhood Scheme card. Cards are distributed to residents with a National ID or introduction Letter fromLC1 as proof of residence.
In his speech at the official launch, the IHK General Manager, Joel Oroni, said “The new IHK Neighbourhood wellness campaignis an addition to the support we provide to our community through IMF/ Touch Namuwongo Project that has existed for more than 10 years providing free services including screening, counselling and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDs and TB among others in Makindye”.
The IHK General Manager further explained that “Community health cascades to family and individual healthand our goal is to take quality affordable healthcare to the grassroots.”
During the launch atNamuwongoMarket, IHK provided free wellness checks to residents of the community, includingconsultation with a doctor, laboratory services and treatment for those who require medication and counselling services.
IHK is a 100-bed hospital, the only COHSASA accredited hospital in Uganda with over 80 Specialists.