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The mobile clinic was the idea of Dr. Jaffer who saw the need to need to reach out to those less fortunate in the rural areas of the coast province and provide them with basic healthcare as well as health education. The Jaffery Medical Board which runs the Jaffery Medical Clinic in the old town of Mombasa, agreed to take up the offer. Since inception (10 months) the mobile clinic has already attended to 20,800 Patients.
Jaffery Medical Clinic started in 2007 and is run by the Jaffery Medical Board under the Khoja Ithnasheri Jamaat of Mombasa. It is based adjacent to the Hydery Mosque in the old town and is easily accessed from Makadara road opposite the Central Police station. The main objective of this clinic is to provide quality healthcare to the entire local community at minimal cost.
From humble beginnings, it now offers the following services:
- Two full-time doctors
These services are provided 6 days a week (Mon- Sat) with an average attendance of 50 patients a day. There is a nominal charge for consultation, other services are charged separately well below the market rate for such clinics. The main equipment has been donated by various donors, the recent one being the Auto-analyzer for the Laboratory which was donated by The Beta Charitable Trust through The World Federation, UK.
The clinic operates on a not for profit basis and therefore the day to day running costs also have to be met by donations from well wishers.
The current centers covered are Kichaka mkwaju and Shimoni in Msambweni and Burani, Miamba, Moyeni, Bahakanda in Kwale.
In these areas the residents benefit from weekly visits where they are diagnosed and provided medication.
Currently an average of 100 patients per day are attended to at no charge.
Ailments seen in these areas are: Anemia, Accidents, Bilharzias, Clinical Malaria, Chicken pox, Dental Disorders, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Ear Infections, Epilepsy, Eye Infections, Hypertension, Jiggers Infection, Pneumonia, Other Respiratory Diseases, Skin Diseases and Wounds, Urinary Tract Infections.