FAFU intends to establish a medical facility to serve both its children and members of the public at affordable fee. A building structure has been put in place for this purpose.
Revenue generation (in support of objective 3 of the current FAFU strategic plan,)
- Easy access to cheaper medication by disadvantage families in the slum.
- Established adequate Medicare program for FAFU children.
Establishing medical unit with appropriate laboratory, pharmacy, diagnosis system and medication.
Space for medical clinic is available (room structure and verandah)
Painting of the room
- Partitioning the hall to create compartments for medication system
- Re-facing the clinic area and fixing of shades.
- Fittings with furniture and water system.
- Acquiring necessary laboratory and other medication equipment.
- Supply of drugs
- Government approval
- Personnel (clinical officer, lab attendant, pharmacist and registration clerck).
SOME BASIC QUESTIONS FOR MORE CLARITY OF THE MEDICAL CLINIC PROJECT
What activities will be carried out and how will these activities work? (Specifically, what will the medical center provide and how will the students and customers pay, come into the clinic)?
Answer: The medical centre will be an out-patient facility undertaking diagnosis for common diseases and dispensing of medicine. In essence it will have a lab component to test for common health issues and carry out clinic/treatment. Detailed medical examination requiring scans, x-rays etc will be referred to other more equipped hospitals.
The clinic will be operating everyday as from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm on normal circumstances. Patients are registered as they come in, taken in for consultation, examination and treatment. The clinic is to have sections for registration, consultation, examination, laboratory and pharmacy. It will be open to the public who are expected to pay minimum fee. The clinic will maintain its own book of accounts for ease of management and performance determination.
FAFU is to cater for the cost of treatment of its children at the clinic. That is FAFU is to have medical fund for each child while the clinic is to set a special rate for FAFU children at no less than cost value.
Who will be involved in implementing the activities and who will be in charge of the activities?
Answer: The clinic will have a Clinical Officer who will be in charge of the daily operation of the clinic and its overall management. FAFU Executive Director will be overseeing to ensure the clinic operates within the laid down policy guidelines and is able to achieve stated objectives.
What are the local community and FAFU contributing, respectively?
Answer: The local community will be contributing a minimal set fee for patients (each patient will be paying a fordable fee during treatment).
FAFU: 1. Provision of space and structure 2. Utility and overhead costs 3. Clinic registration and legality 4. Paying for FAFU children’s medication costs.
How many and what kind of staff are needed to accomplish the project’s objectives?
Answer: The project is expected to have the following staff- Clinical Officer as the clinic doctor, lab attendant, pharmacist and a registration clerk.
How long will different phases of the project take?
Answer: The first phase is complete (construction of the medical clinic).
The second phase (yet to be undertaken) is paintings, refacing and setting of the patient’s waiting lounge and partitioning of the clinic hall. This is a week’s work if funds are available.
The third phase is to equip the clinic with necessary operation equipment, disposal unit, furniture and sanitation system and. This is also one week’s work if funds are available.
The fourth phase is registration by the government. This may take a minimum of one month to realize.
The fifth and last phase is recruitment of staff, supply of medicine and laboratory test kits. This may take about 3 weeks to realize.
What kind of technical assistance is needed?
1. Designing and setting the clinic space
- 2.Setting the lab and pharmacy
3. Registration requirement and process.
FAFU welcomes individual well wishers or organizations to partner with in this special project. For further details please contact us on +254 737 684 332 or +254 722 654 544.