Bugando collects 3bn/- per month after installing e-health system

07Sep 2019
James Kandoya
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Bugando collects 3bn/- per month after installing e-health system

BUGANDO Referral hospital – the biggest medical facility in the Lake and Western regions of Tanzania has managed to collect 3bn/- per month after shifting to e-health care services system.

BUGANDO Referral hospital.

The hospital Managing Director Prof Abel Makubi disclosed that to head of communications units under the Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children the success achieved in a period of four years commenced 2015.

Some of the institutes under the Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children were the  National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), The Government Chemist Laboratory, Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI), Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac INATITUTE (JKCI) and the few.

Prof Makubi said initially before installing the e-services, the hospital received 800m/- per months.

“E-services has simplified the delivery of healthcare services contrary to how it was before where there was too much complaints from patients caused by file lost, ” he said.

He said the hospital had procured CT-Scan machines worth 1.7bn/- from its domestic source of revenues and therefore be able to improve diagnose services.

“We have also improved laboratories services by procuring new equipment and therefore reduce delaying from 12 hours to three hours. Initially patients went out of the hospital to get some screening services, ”he added.

 Furthermore Prof Makubi said in improving services, the hospital had built new facility worth 800m/- accommodating all specialists and accepting National Health Insurance services (NHIF).

The heads of communication under the responsible ministry are on tour to see success achieved by government in improving healthcare  services to its people since it assumed power in 2015.