Providing Adequate Facilities
Building and maintaining outstanding facilities can provide more than aesthetic value for a community. Adequate facilities, maintained to the highest standard of cleanliness, can reduce infection rates and drastically improve recovery times. Doctors can also perform more complex operations at appropriate facilities that they cannot in more primitive ones.
In recent years, efficient and experienced construction companies are able toreproduce modular hospitals to provide the best first-world facilities wherever they are needed and can take advantage of economies of scale to provide the best value. This is an especially significant step for the developing world.
The Modular Hospital
Modular hospitals can provide the perfect solution in many developing countries. Specialised treatment and bed ward modules can be added on according to your specific needs. Units can be stacked and connected to one another to create multi-level buildings. This efficient use of space can greatly improve facilities in areas that are densely populated. These Modular Hospitals can be built in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit the needs of the population. They can also be expanded or relocated if necessary. The ability to easily move these health facilities is a great advantage in developing countries where some citizens are more likely to reside in remote areas with minimal access to quality healthcare. Each unit is carefully designed to accommodate the unique requirements of specific populations while consistently adhering to universal and approved design and quality standards. Hospitals can be built in aquarter of the usual time, saving money for developing countries and allowing for flexibility according to budget.
Hiring Quality Doctors and Nurses
Many well-qualified expatriate doctors and nurses feel compelled to serve the people of developing countries. These individuals can be utilised to create a system that is effective, and will result in ultimate improvements in the nation’s overall health. Hiring quality providers who truly care for their patients is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. Without these experts, the system cannot operate properly.
Hiring a Reputable Construction Company
Healthcare providers are the key to achieving health for citizens of a nation, but they need a proper facility to perform their duties. Every step of the construction process must be completed with exact attention to detail. One way to ensure that the company hired will complete the job with care is to speak with colleagues who have inside knowledge of local organisations. Receiving a recommendation from a trusted source can be the ideal way to find the right company for the construction project. Those involved in healthcare facility management in Africa would be wise to take precautions when choosing the organisation they intend to hire to build their facilities.
Kayode Olatunji Olowolafe (also known as Olatunji Kayode Olowolafe) of Deux Projects International is Dedicated to the Right to Healthcare
Kayode Olatunji Olowolafe is an accomplished physician who graduated from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in 1984. Passionate about medicine, he believes that all individuals have the inherent right to health. In his efforts to spread the availability of quality healthcare to all, he founded Deux Projects International. He began by focusing on the restructuring of hospitals in Nigeria. Improving healthcare facility management in Africa can drastically improve health for all, which is why it is imperative that physicians like Dr. Olowolafe continue to petition for this cause.
The company has worked on projects with the federal government, various state governments, teaching hospitals, and companies such as Exxon Mobil, UNDP, and NUC. Pooling the resources of great organisations, talented physicians and nurses, as well as citizens can make the right to health a reality.
Written by: Abiola Alabi is a Nigerian blogger, journalist and writer. He is particularly interested in infrastructure development and urban renewal in and around the burgeoning metropolis of Lagos.