Medi-Care recently opened its doors in Hillbrow, Johannesburg in order to give health-care to communities and working hand in hand with the government.
Hillbrow Medi-Care Store Leader Bishop Maluleke said Medi-Care opened its doors in Hillbrow on July 5, 2019 and officially opened on 24 July same year.
“The main reason for bringing business in Hillbrow is to bring Medi-Care closer for people in Hillbrow. Services that we offer are primary healthcare, whereby patients are given front shop products at a reasonable price. There is also a clinic, which offers wound care for now. Above that, we want to provide quality healthcare to communities in Hillbrow. We are more concerned on their lives and make sure that we answer their health needs and solutions to health”, he said.
Maluleke said they have doctor online who is available every day for 225 consultation. He added that the doctor gives prescription and medication same time after consultation.
“The business is more like one store shop where people get everything in one place. We want to save everybody’s time as when patients come to consult, they get prescription and medication then go. However, at the current time we are waiting for a license from pharmaceutical therefore to open a dispensary and sell over counter medication. After getting the certificate, we will do family planning and immunisations”, said Maluleke.
Maluleke said Medi-Care has many different branches in provinces such as Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Cape Town. He added that Medi-Care CEO Tim is the one who came up with one shop store.
“We accept patients of different sickness and if we cannot manage, we treat them first and refer them to hospitals. We are working as a private company; however, we are taking workload from the government. There are long queues on government clinics so we are assisting”, he said. He added that on front shop they are selling cosmetics, medications, soaps and many more. He said they are trading from 09h00 to 22h00 in the evening; however, Hillbrow people want them to offer services 24 hours.