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Ghana Ministry of Health Launches Prison Medical Outreach Program With Odulair Mobile Clinics
Five Odulair Mobile Clinics were utilized at Nsawam Medium Security Prison to provide general medicine, dental, ophthalmology, ENT and audiology medical screening and treatment services
The five-day outreach program at the Nsawam Prison, forms part of the national specialized medical outreach project to ensure that vulnerable citizens, irrespective of location are given their constitutional right to good, quality health care. During the Nsawam Outreach Program, 3,700 inmates will receive free health screenings, medical care and medications. Five Odulair mobile clinics were dedicated to this effort providing general medicine, ENT, dental, ophthalmology and audiology medical services to the inmates.
Deputy Commissioner of Prisons, (DCOP), Mr Gyedu Kwame Ackom said, “Overcrowding at the prison poses a lot of health challenges. The situation puts pressure on the health delivery system.”
Minister of Health Ms Sherry Ayittey initiated the exercise, explaining, “The ministry has the responsibility of ensuring equity in the provision of quality health care for all citizens, no matter the circumstance. In exceptional situations like that of prisoners and other vulnerable groups, it is the ministry’s responsibility that quality health care is provided free of charge,” said Minister Ayittey.
Dr. Kofi Ablorh, Medical Director of the Nsawam Prison said, “Frequent health screening initiatives are very crucial for the maintenance of good health of inmates. This medical exercise allows us detect ailments at a very early stage, at which time something can be done about it.”
Odulair President, Dr. Anita Chambers was thrilled to receive multiple phone calls from Ghanaian citizens congratulating the company on the continued good service that the Specialist Outreach Program Is delivering to the countries people. Chambers stated, “The Ghana Ministry of Health Specialist Outreach Program demonstrates the effectiveness of well-planned mobile clinics in delivering healthcare to rural and underserved populations. We are proud that the Ministry chose Odulair for this important mission,” said Chambers.
About Odulair, LLC
Odulair, LLC is a Wyoming company founded by a medical professional in 2008 to assist governments, NGOs, and private medical providers with advanced technology mobile clinics for the delivery of healthcare in over 40 medical specialties. Odulair, LLC is the only mobile clinic manufacturer that is owned and operated by medical professionals. This unique factor sets the company apart from all others worldwide in that the entire executive staff and design team has personal clinical experience working in hospitals and mobile clinics.
Odulair Mobile Clinics range from highly mobile 4x4 based clinics from 30 – 40 feet in length to triple expandable oversized semi-trailers providing Mobile Dialysis Clinics, Mobile Surgery Units, Mobile Trauma Units, Mobile Urgent Care Units, and more. They are built to serve patient populations as independent operating vehicles or vehicles incorporated within an existing facility. Odulair clinics have been used for humanitarian healthcare delivery, community outreach, rural healthcare, hospital and surgery center renovation, capacity correction, emergency response, healthcare services within correctional facilities, and more.
About the Odulair Mobile Clinics for Africa Program
Odulair founder and Fielding Graduate University Institute for Social Innovation Fellow Dr. Anita Chambers initiated the Mobile Clinics for Africa Program in 2012 in an effort to provide high quality, country specific custom mobile clinics to emerging nations at an affordable cost. To date, Odulair has designed mobile clinics to deliver healthcare for more than 40 medical specialties housed in platforms ranging from 30-foot (9 meter) highly mobile 4x4 truck-based clinics to 60-foot (18 meter) double expandable trailers.
The Mobile Clinics for Africa Program creates collaboration between local African businesses and Odulair as the local businesses provide components for incorporation into the mobile clinics, which are then utilized to deliver healthcare within the country. This unique model of collaboration for the development of medical vehicles was developed by Dr. Chambers in an effort to stimulate both the economy of the recipient African country as well as small businesses in the United States.
Additional information is available at: www.odulair.com