On arrival at Clinique Du Mont Nyamagumba premises clients are treated to welcome smiles, hygiene essentials before you are given directions to services. This takes the shortest time possible to receive services there as well as providing a solution to long queues that have come to define some healthcare facilities.
Clinique Du Mont Nyamagumba demystified public only healthcare by establishing the first private clinic in Musanze town offering good and fast healthcare services that were not known in the area, others would follow.
Dr Cyrille Dusengamungu, the Medical Director of Clinique Du Mont Nyamagumba explains that they started the clinic to provide quality healthcare services to the growing population that couldn’t be served by only Ruhengeri hospital.
The district hospital was the only one in the area and was overwhelmed where many would not be served on time because of the growing population it received while those who wanted good and fast services had nowhere to turn.
“Our clinic started in 2013 and was the first one in this district. We started it here having realised the high population rate and what was only available was the main hospital of Ruhengeri with a big number of patients, so we decided to open up a private clinic to be of service to the people of Musanze,” Dr Dusengamungu said.
He notes that it was realized that the public needed the services and when they opened a big number turned up and before long two more private clinics opened. “Many couldn’t get the services they wanted in the public hospital and the wait was too long.”
“There are those who also required private attention within their financial means, but most important for us is to provide high quality services required within a short period of time,” he adds.
The clinic started with services that are much sought after and kicked off with general consultancy services, laboratory, and paediatrics. As the clinic got more means and resources more services were gradually added like dentistry, echography, minor surgery and hospitalisation.
The Medical Director says they started by handling minor cases and would not hospitalise patients because they lacked enough room but as resources grew the clinic expanded and started providing hospitalisation.
With the current health crisis, Covid-19 has affected many but as frontline healthcare providers, Dr Dusengamungu observes that they have worked closely with government authorities, like district officials, the police to heed to the preventive measure.
He says that the pandemic came as something new no one had known about but thanks to the leadership in Rwanda for the quick measures enforced to counter coronavirus.
Clinique Du Mont Nyamagumba has a vision to improve healthcare in the country with a belief that every Rwandan citizen should have access to healthcare and better health standards as stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
This health facility aims to continue fighting child mortality in the country by supporting government which has done a wonderful job. Initiatives by the Rwandan government has improved healthcare where many Rwandans have access to healthcare services reduced child mortality, pregnant women dying while giving birth and citizens now live longer.
Dr. Dusengamungu urges partners to work together in improving healthcare and calls upon the public to approach health facilities for check-ups and know their status for a healthy living, at Clinique Du Mont Nyamagumba you will be assured of the highest service.