JK to launch cardiac mobile clinic in Ruvuma Region

24Jul 2018
James Kandoya
The Guardian
 JK to launch cardiac mobile clinic in Ruvuma Region

THE Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) is today expected to launch the cardiac mobile clinic in Ruvuma Region to improve quality health services delivery to the residents.

THE Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI).

A statement circulated to the media by JKCI has revealed that launching of the service is aimed at reaching more people especially in rural areas who miss special services.

It further revealed that soon after the launch, the cardiac mobile clinic will deliver services for six days commencing July 23rd to 28 this year.

“The cardiac mobile clinic will be sustainable in all regions in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar adding that the timetable will be released soon,” the statement explained.


Furthermore, the JKCI aim is to ensure that every patient get quality services and knowledge about cardiac disease.

On June 18 this year, the JKCI executive director Prof Mohamed Janabi expressed his optimism that the expansion of the institute would enable it to receive many patients.

He made the remarks when addressing participants during a special event held at the cardiac institute where the institute received a cheque worth 100m/- from CRDB Bank as the bank's contribution for construction of institute’s new facilities.

Earlier, Prof Janabi revealed that the construction of the facilities would cost at least 900m/-. 

“We experience acute shortage of wards and intensive care units. At least 60 per cent of patients who undergo heart surgeries are children while adults account for 40 per cent hence there is need to build new facilities to accommodate the patients," he said.