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Mon, Aug

Nyaho Medical Centre expands scope of health services

The dignitaries joined Dr Elikem C. Tamakloe (arrowed), to cut the tape to commission the expanded services.

The Nyaho Medical Centre, the premiere private hospital in Ghana, with focus on patient care, has expanded its scope of health services with emphasis on disease prevention and client satisfaction.

The medical centre, which has been providing world-class health care in the country for close to half a century, says the expansion is in line with its mission to maintain standards in the provision of healthcare in Ghana and in the West African sub-region. 

New logo

Before unveiling the medical centre’s new logo as part of its rebranding in Accra, the Managing Director, Dr Elikem C. Tamakloe, said, “with this service expansion, we now provide the most comprehensive service in the country, and help our clients to get greater access to services and a broader focus on disease prevention so that our patients stay and live well.”

According to Dr Tamakloe, Nyaho Medical Centre had always been committed to having an intense focus on patient care, while bringing the best of international standards to Ghana.

The centre, he said, boasts over 40 specialists working together for the benefit of patients.

Explaining the rebranding of the centre, he said “over the years, people have come to know us as pacesetters in the health industry. We are that organisation with varied experts, not just medical specialists, working to achieve successful health outcomes for our patients. Patient-specialist relationship is an important component in the rebranding.”

The centre, he said, was uniquely positioned to play an integral role in addressing the needs of patients and to help shape the future of healthcare delivery in Ghana and West Africa.

Under the new service expansion, Dr Elikem said the centre had enhanced communication and access to all its facilities and had put in place a well-structured management system for improved patient itinerary within the hospital.

Health screening services

Additionally, he said, the hospital had repackaged its health screening services and introduced a family physician programme.

Apart from 24-hour primary care services, Nyaho Medical Centre also has specialists’ medical clinics for cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, dietetics, ear, nose and throat, internal medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, physiotherapy, surgery and urology.

The Head of the Corporate Affairs of Nyaho Medical Centre, Mrs Ruth Maafo, said the redesigned website was interactive and allowed clients to book appointments online, as well as “ask questions on all their health needs and get response in real time.”

She said personnel of the centre would also share their knowledge with the public through articles which would be published in a digital healthy living magazine which clients could subscribe to.
The centre, she said, would embark on a number of initiatives such as health screening, family physician practice and a series of symposia. 

Commendation

After joining dignitaries to cut the tape to commission the expanded services, the Director of the Institutional Care Division of the Ghana Health Services, Dr Samuel Kaba, commended the medical centre for providing quality care to the public.

“The private sector has always been described as the engine of growth. We think the focus on clients is the best. We have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the private sector to ensure that there is a link between healthcare delivery between the public and private sectors,” he said

The Nyaho Medical Centre was founded in 1970, bringing together specialists from various fields of medicine who use their varied skills to work efficiently and co-operatively with a team approach to patient care.

In April 2015, Dr Elikem C. Tamakloe assumed the position as the Managing Director of the facility.

 

Writer’s email: emelia.ennin@graphic.com.gh