By John Tuerijama
A state-of-the-art Soweto Medical Centre (SMC), along the Abraham Mashego Street, which will house an ultra-modern gym, is expected to open its doors to Katutura residents in October this year. The centre is anticipated to employ between 40 and 50 trained personnel.
The modern facility will also house among others, a day theatre, day ward, sonar scanning division and an aerobic studio. The centre, the first of its kind in Katutura, is expected to create health impact to residents within the vicinity of Katutura in many positive ways.
Co-business owner, Dr Taka Chinyoka, who also has a medical practice in Soweto, told Confidente in an interview that the new centre will serve as a wellness centre and will accommodate patients suffering from metabolism complications, diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorder, amongst others.
Dr Chinyoka added that the centre will complement existing government health facilities where patients will have an added advantage because they will be offered prompt service delivery and responsive customers’ service.
Co-business owner, Oliver Mutumbu said that instead of patients from Katutura travelling to the Windhoek central business district (CBD) to seek medical services, they will have a medical facility that is within their reach.
Mutumbu said the services that will be offered by the Soweto Medical Centre will be 100 percent genuine, convenient for residents and economically affordable.
“As for those who want to make use of the gym facility membership fee is between N$120 and N$400. The facility will most certainly kill the perception that people from the previously disadvantage communities do not deserve such services,” said Mutumbu.
The gym facility will open its doors to the public on 8 September while the medical centre is scheduled to open on 6 October. The ‘Genesis Health Fitness’, as the gym will be known, will have modern equipment.
Owners of the SMC will explore opportunities to build similar centres in the northern regions of the country, including Katima Mulilo.
“The services are affordable and the idea is to basically complement government by giving back to the community,” stressed Mutumbu.
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