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Aga Khan University Hospital opens a fully equipped Mother and Child Medical Centre at Komarock

<p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">​Aga Khan University Hospital, Outreach Services has opened a Mother and Child Medical Centre at Komarock Estate in an effort to get outpatient services closer to the people and improve access to quality medical care.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Located on the first floor of K Mall, the centre will offer quality outpatient health services to women and children provided by a highly qualified team of doctors and nurses with extensive training and experience in health care.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Mr Amaan Khalfan, Chief Operating Officer, Outreach Services at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) explained, “The centre will run a daily gynaecology clinic to offer a spectrum of women services including; ANC clinic, gynecology consultation’s for infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic masses and pelvic pain among others, pap smear screening, family planning options and ultrasound services”.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Children of all ages will also benefit from a paediatric clinic held daily by a paediatrician to offer the best medical care the hospital can provide. Services offered include; vaccination, growth monitoring, advice on nutrition, and examination for common diseases. Well baby services designed to monitor the baby’s growth through a series of wellness check-ups for new born and infants will also be offered.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Mr Khalfan said, “The centre is complete with an onsite laboratory with the capacity to handle specialised tests and a well-stocked pharmacy with a wide variety of cost effective drugs for the well-being of patients and will work closely with the main hospital to ensure smooth patient referrals and admissions where necessary.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">This AKUH Mother and Child Medical Centre becomes the 47th medical centre to be opened by the Aga Khan University Hospital with others spread across the region in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The first AKUH medical centre in Kenya was opened in Buruburu, a residential area in Eastlands area of Nairobi in 2004.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“The medical centres serve as ‘satellite’ clinics to the main AKUH campus in Parklands, Nairobi. Patients seen at the main hospital can also carry on with continued care at the outreach centres close to their homes” he concluded.

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