POLIMED Center, which is located inside Mbour Hospital and delivers medical images services has purchased a new CT scanner, since September 6 2019. Thanks to this state-of-the-art unit, people living inside and to the suburbs of Mbour will be delivered medical services on site, instead of going to Dakar or Thiès as they used to. Furthermore, transfers of emergency cases to other hospitals will decrease.
The services’ costs are similar to those in the public system, while the test results are available quickly.
POLIMED is the first FONSIS’ subsidiary and aims to build and manage health facilities across Senegal. Hopital Mbour has been selected to host the first pilot center. Furthermore, it has been approved by the Health Minister as a training center for physicians specializing in radiology.
Since its inception in December 2015, POLIMED has been delivering medical imaging services through the acquisition of the following equipment:
- A CT Scanner
- A Doppler Ultrasound
- Conventional Radiology
- Digitalisation System
- Complete Endoscopy Column for colonoscopy, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, and cystoscopy,
- Dental panoramic