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09.09.2015 Health

Iran Clinic Moves To Improve Healthcare Service Delivery In Ghana

By Joseph Kobla Wemakor
Iran Clinic Moves To Improve Healthcare Service Delivery In Ghana
LISTEN SEP 9, 2015

As part of efforts to improve healthcare delivery in the country, Iran Clinic, a non-governmental Organization (NGO) providing quality healthcare services to Ghanaians at very affordable rate is adding a number of new specialist services to alleviate the plight of the vulnerable in the society.

The move, according to the Assistant Medical Director of Iran Clinic, Dr. Lisa Hayibor, formed part of the mission of the Iranian Red Crescent to bring relief to the vulnerable in society.

It also seeks to offer Ghanaians the access and convenience to accelerated quality healthcare service delivery under a one-stop health facility at a reduced rate.

The gesture, is equally geared towards complementing government’s effort to improve healthcare delivery in the country.

Dr. Hayibor made this known in an exclusive interview with a group of Journalists on Tuesday in Accra at the Iran clinic which is now located at Adabraka near the overhead bridge.

Iran Clinic is a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) which functions under the Iranian Red Crescent society with the main aim of helping underprivileged people in Ghana by offering the best medical services at affordable prices.

It has been in existence in Ghana for over 20 years providing healthcare services which included general consultation, recovery unit, laboratory, pharmacy, ambulance services, ultrasonography, dental clinic, physiotherapy, eye clinic and gynecology.

Currently undergoing a major transformation in terms of infrastructure and healthcare service delivery in the country, medical assistant Director, Lisa Hayibor explain “with the new development, the clinic is adding a specialist clinics services including paediatrics, ear, nose, throat and urology”.

It is also bringing on board a number of new specialists within the next 3 months in the capacity physicians, dermatologists and surgeons to assist other specialists to be able to improve upon the quality service delivery and expand the treatment of variety of diseases.

Iran clinic also has a fully equipped surgical theatre which will be operational within the next few weeks, including the radiology unit which is also being renovated and will be functioning within the next few months, she hinted.

Dr. Hayibor said “the clinic will also soon begin performing simple surgical operations which the public can access at a subsidized cost, taking into considering the plight of the underprivileged in the society”.

“Also, Iran clinic has a fully equipped surgical theatre which will be operational within the next few weeks” she added.

According to her, the clinic will also be expanding its laboratory services to include both basic and advanced tests in due course of time to cater for the needs of the whole public appropriately.

The Assistant Medical Director called on the general public as well as external patients seeking to only access laboratory tests requested from other clinics to visit the Iran clinic and have it done at their own convenience.

She disclosed the clinic also now performs abdominal and pelvic ultrasonography, calling on the general the public to access these services for their own good.

Meanwhile checks conducted by ModernGhana indicated that Al-ayar Clinic & Maternity Home which is located at Akweteman, a suburb of Accra is not part of the Iranian Clinic.

Reports had emerged that people who visit Al-Ayar Clinic & Maternity Home receive poor treatments.

The Iran clinic which currently located at the Adabraka near the overhead bridge is also accepting National health insurance (NHIS) cards from the public for healthcare services delivery in both general consultation and some kind of medical attention.

Meanwhile, persons who want to access specialist clinic services under the Iran Clinic can do so by dialing 0541949698 to book for quick appointments.

They’ve been also asked to call 0302222402/ 0302220981 for further enquiries on proper healthcare services delivery.