The Nordic Medical Centre (NMC) recently opened its facilities to the public. NMC is centrally located in the Bole-Rwanda area, 1.5 km away from the Bole International Airport. The NMC takes over the Viking Clinic which had been in operational since early 2015 so although NMC is new in Addis, the team has already gained valuable experience in providing medical services in the country. The vision of NMC is to provide self-sustaining specialized medical care in internal medicine and surgery and aims to deliver high quality medical services with a focus on emergency and family medicine. The profit generated from the activity at the NMC will be used for providing medical charity services for the less privileged as well as funding higher medical education within Ethiopia. 

The NMC will be launched in two phases. The recently completed first phase offers care 24/7 in internal medicine, family medicine, emergency services, gynecology/obstetrician/midwifery, first aid training and occupational health. The newly-opened centre provides imaging facilities (CT, digital X-ray, Ultrasonography), an inpatient ward, laboratory and pharmacy. In addition NMC has three fully equipped ambulances available 24/7. NMC has also entered an agreement with Aquarius Aviation for medical evacuations from around the country. Linking all of the emergency services together is the emergency call central. The operators are trained according to the international medical index and are able to assist patients in emergencies, dispatch ambulances and facilitate domestic and international evacuations when required. 

In addition to the emergency call central the NMC has developed an emergency App. The main feature of the app is tracking of the user if an emergency occurs. In a country where street names are limited it often becomes complicated to explain the location of an emergency. With the NMC App the user will simply press the emergency button and will automatically be put in contact with the NMC emergency call central operator, who will be able to guide the user, pinpoint their exact location and, if needed, dispatch an ambulance to their location. 

The second phase which will be launched in the latter half of 2016, will include operating theatres, an intensive care unit as well as a state of the art emergency ward. 

The NMC has developed an Accident & Emergency Membership package, which is available to organizations, families and individuals. The membership gives the member priority access to free ambulance service in Addis Ababa, priority to NMC emergency room facilities as well as access to NMC emergency call central and NMC App. In addition, facilitation for domestic and international evacuations are included and the member enjoys reduced fees at the NMC.  Please email membership@nordicmedicalcentre.com if you are interested in more information about the membership.

There are also several ways to get involved with the NMC, whether it is through long- or short- term engagements, volunteering, donations or support in other ways. If you are interested in getting involved, please send an email to post@nordicmedicalcentre.com.

For more information, please visit Nordic Medical Centre on facebook and at www.nordicmedicalcentre.com. 

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