THE Aga Khan Health Services in the country, yesterday, launched a new polyclinic at Kibada area in Kigamboni District in Dar es Salaam region, in a move to improve provision of quality health care services to the community.
Speaking during the launch, Aga Khan Health Service, East Africa, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Sulaiman Shahabuddin said their goal is to establish and develop integrated health system and expansion of Aga Khan main hospital that would cost 176bn/-.
He said the project is aimed at supporting the government in improving the health sector including increasing the number of beds for patients, teaching on health education and raising the network of 35 health promotion centres in order to simplify access to better health care services.
“This health centre will provide various health care services including general consultation, ultrasound, laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray, specialist consultation for Ear Nose Throat (ENT), mother and children, family physician and dermatologist,” said the CEO.
The Kigamboni District Administrative Secretary, Ms Rachel Mhando said the government will cooperate with the institution to make sure that health services in the country are improving to build a nation of healthy and strong people.
She made the remarks as the guest of honor at the event on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Faustine Ndugulile.
Ms Mhando insisted that the institution use their dispensaries in providing quality health services to the community, according to the guidelines of the Ministry, “Through this health centre, I hope you will provide quality health services that are friendly to the people, according to the guidelines of the relevant ministry. Thank you for supporting the government because you are doing the right thing at the right time,” she said.