Dear Friends, Partners and Patients of Urban Care,
We are hoping you have had a great week irrespective of the ongoing global pandemic. It is our hope that you and your family are taking the necessary precautions to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We are excited to invite you once again on to our weekly Urban Care Newsletter. This tool is used to communicate what has been happening at Urban Care and communities around.
We reopened our doors a week ago on April 23rd 2020. Our services – Out Patient, In Patient, Laboratory, Ultrasound, Baby Well Checks, Virtual Psychotherapy Counselling, Home Visits and Remote consultation – have all effectively resumed. Amidst this global pandemic and ensuring physical distancing as well as self-isolation we are now offering home visits at a discounted rate of TZS90,000 (Until June 15th 2020). You can call or write to us and our doctors will visit you at your home.
Also we are now joining in the campaign during the World Immunization Week, since April 24th 2020. Vaccines are safe. They have been and are a necessary tool to prevent certain diseases and their complications. Please check your vaccination book and contact us if you think you or one of your family member would need a certain vaccine. During this week we are also available to bring the vaccines to you for administration.
Lastly our efforts on the fight against COVID19 have fully resumed. We are working to deliver primary prevention education door to door in certain communities and are able to distribute more soaps to the households, donated by Inaya Zanzibar. Furthermore we are assisting the community members to install their own hand washing stations at a minimal cost. Lastly they will be taught on how to make their own reusable face masks, without the need of a sewing machine. These campaigns take place Monday to Wednesday in Nyamanzi and Dimani Ward, and on Thursday and Friday we are in Jambiani collaborating with Uhuru Beach Bungalows.
Urban Care wishes to emphasize and advise the general public on the advantages of personal protective measures. Please ensure personal good hygiene, wash your hands thoroughly and often with running water and soap for at least 20 seconds. When a crowded place cannot be avoided (for example at a bank), make sure to limit contact time and wear a cloth mask.
In case you would like to purchase one, there are several businesses in Zanzibar producing cloth masks according to current guidelines; Chako Zanzibar, Recycle @OZTI, Kumi, Doreen Mashika, Pamoja, Jenga and Zanzibar Apparels. Once you are noticing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, continuous cough, sweat, fatigue and/or difficulty in breathing) to self-isolate and call for medical aid at a toll free number 190.
We have our phone number available 24 hours to assist whenever one has doubt.
On our social media platforms you will remain updated about current events and receive up-to-date advice – check our IG Story updates and highlights. As always, you can reach us on +255622820011 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will together Prevail, Stay Safe.
Dr. Jenny Bouraima
Medical Director, Urban Care Clinic.