Netcare 911 extends its footprint in Mozambique

Netcare 911 extends its footprint in Mozambique

Friday, July 1 2016

“Netcare 911 welcomes the opening of the Nhamacunda Clinic as the fulfi llment of the Sasol Petroleum Temane tender for operating this clinic represents an important step forward in our commitment to providing world-class medical services to companies and people outside of South Africa”.

“It is our honour to assist the SPT staff and their families, as well as members of the public, through offering a range of quality health services in this picturesque yet remote location.”  Noeleen Phillipson, managing director of Netcare 911

The awarding of a tender to provide private medical care for Sasol Petroleum Temane (SPT) employees and paid-for services to other members of the community recently saw the opening of a SOS Netcare 911 clinic in the Mozambican coastal town of Vilanculos. The Nhamacunda Clinic, which is located in Nhamacunda Village where SPT’s employees reside, offers comprehensive general practitioner and dental services, as well as occupational health assessments. The clinic opened its doors in March, bringing a range of new services to the town, including pathology and radiology services, and a dispensary. The facility comes equipped with two wards comprising six beds for patients requiring observation and overnight stays. Doctors and staff at the clinic are drawn from South Africa and Mozambique, while a number of employment opportunities for local community members were created with the opening of the facility. SPT employees and the public are able to access vaccinations and prophylaxis at the clinic, as well as ultrasound scans, X-rays and occupational health assessments including audiometry, spirometry and electrocardiography (ECG) in a modern setting. The clinic also offers first aid training by arrangement, so that members of the public can learn the basics of dealing with medical emergencies. Emergency medicine in the area also received a welcome boost with the introduction of Netcare 911 ambulance services and a 24-hour emergency room. The clinic’s in-patient services are intended for medical emergencies only, so that patients can be stabilised and receive short-term care while medical emergency road or air evacuation to an appropriate facility is arranged for further defined treatment