December 1, 2021


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How to lessen Nigeria’s health burden through modular facility

With Nigeria facing over 10 per cent of the global health burden, according to a USAID report, modular healthcare initiative has been described as a veritable solution toward tackling the challenges confronting the country and reducing the prevalence of infectious diseases.

This was why Alpha Mead Healthcare and Management Services, an arm of Alpha Mead Group, has formally launched a modular health facility (MHF) which it plans to deploy to each state of the federation to support efforts at tackling common health diseases through accurate diagnosis.

MHF is described as a prefabricated, modularized diagnostic and clinic facility designed to be low cost and mobility enhanced.

It is equipped with features such as Radiology Information System Picture Archiving Communication System (RISPACS), Enterprise Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and telehealth infrastructure for real-time reporting of investigations and remote consultation.

Other features are tele–consultation, E-pharmacy, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and patient portal, among others.

Group Managing Director of Alpha Mead Mr. Femi Akintunde said the initiative was the outcome of three years of intensive medical research which was borne out of the group’s desire to lessen the health burden of Nigerians.

He said the group plans to deploy at least five modular health facilities in each state of the federation in partnership with willing agencies of government or private establishments.

“We believe this is the way forward to the many health challenges we are facing as a nation. But I want to say that the primary healthcare is there, it is not a replacement but we will position them to perform better. We are not replacing hospitals, I repeat,” he declared.

In his presentation, Managing Director of the group Mr. Kunle Omidiora explained that the facility can be used in government or private hospitals and serve as a complement for the range of services required for a particular patient.

He said the organization is dedicated to bridging the gap between the management of medical procedures and treatments and providing the required medical equipment and systems.