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The aga khan hospital (dsm) - enter at your own risk!!!!!!

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by OBWERE, Jul 26, 2012.

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    OBWERE Member

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    rafik yangu kanitumia email hii,nikaona sio vibaya nikaiweka jamvin;

    If I take a trip down
    memory lane, just a few years ago, the Aga Khan Hospital-Dsm (AKH) was one of,
    if not the best hospital in whole of East Africa .

    Notice how I have used the
    word “was” in my previous sentence. Nowadays,
    its a different story.

    Firstly, their prices have sky-rocketed and patients
    end up paying triple the amount they did just a year ago for the exact same
    medical services. It seems like the hospitals policy is to increase their prices
    exponentially every couple of months. The prices of medicines, especially
    injectibles, in their pharmacy are exactly double of those available in the

    And I’m not exaggerating in the least bit. Whether its Consultation fees
    or Medical test fees, the prices are double or more of those charged by any
    other hospital in Dar-es-salaam.

    The only thing worse than their
    exorbitantly high prices, are their services, which seem to be spiraling in the
    opposite direction at an equally deadly pace. Theres normally only one nurse
    and one doctor per ward. Nurses are a rarity in this hospital and if a patient
    is lucky, he might be able to spot one nurse before she disappears again into

    The AKH is nowadays more like a self-service supermarket. The patients
    have to do everything by themselves because there never is any medical staff
    around. People literally spend the whole day just waiting to get some sort of
    medical attention even if it’s for a very minor ailment

    The same applies for their
    out-patient services. Visiting the
    hospital after office hours or on holidays is a nightmare. You will find one solitary inexperienced doctor
    in the out-patients with a long queue of patients waiting to be attended. The casualty charge for even a simple cough
    or cold at night is ridiculously high.

    The AKH doctors’
    behaviours can put even the most arrogant divas to shame. They arrive to work
    late and leave early. They make patients, including children, wait
    unnecessarily for hours while they are engaged in their own personal
    activities. They are extremely rude. I personally saw a doctor verbally abuse
    and throw a patient out of his office just because the patient was a few
    minutes late for his appointment. And it is considered an absolute cardinal sin
    to call up a doctor after office hours, even if it is a matter of life and
    death. I wonder if any of these doctors have a conscience or even remember the
    “Hippocratic” oath. All they care about is making money, period.

    Which brings me to my next
    point, that of Caesarian operations, also known as C-sections. One of my
    relatives, who was waiting in the Ante-Natal Department, overheard other
    patients saying that nowadays, the hospital does not wait for patents to go
    through normal labor pain and immediately opt to perform a C- section. When I
    asked some of my friends about this, they confirmed that this was indeed true
    and they had personally experienced it. AKH perform more C-sections in a month
    than most hospitals do in a year! If I’m not mistaken, doctors worldwide avoid performing a C-Section unless
    absolutely necessary. Could it be because such operations result in the
    hospital and the Gynaecologist earning more money than a normal delivery?? I
    wonder. This is Dr. Shafiq’s Policy.

    If I’m not mistaken, then
    His Highness, The Aga Khan established this faculty to provide the people of
    Tanzania with adequate medical care and services at affordable prices. I doubt
    if he is aware of what a terrible job the hospital administrators are doing of
    running the place. The hospital is being grossly mismanaged and I implore
    someone, anyone, to inform the Aga
    Khan himself about the state of his hospital.
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    Marcus Aurelius Member

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    Aga khan is rich,yet a rich person will always have a rich person's mentality..I personally do not believe that his establishments in Tanzania are for a charity cause..anybody knows how much students pay to get admitted to aga khan schools?weirdly high..and has been so for years.

    And even worse yet,..these establishments are almost 1000 percent tax exempt..Its funnily amazing how our Governments have gone on to accept without question these cheap lies by muzungus and other nationals who come to us in the name of "investors" and yet drive us right into hell...very funny
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    cacico JF-Expert Member

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    i have a very bad experince with that hospital, i better shut and pass! this country is rotten!
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    mtotowamjini JF-Expert Member

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    Do ppo still go to aga khan hosp?
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    Mkeshaji JF-Expert Member

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    Tuliwahi kumpeleka jamaa yetu ambaye alipata ajali na aliumia vibaya, tena tulikuwa na ambulance. Kwa kweli tulikaa pale Emergency eti kwanza tulipie au tupeleke kadi ya bima ya afya ya jamaa. Tukawaonesha kadi...wakadai kwanza twende kwa insurance provider muhusika aidhinishe. Tulipoteza zaidi ya 2hrs bila huduma, imagine tuko na majeruhi hapo!

    Kuhusu huyo shafiq ni kweli anasifika sana kwa C-section ila nashangaa akina mama wengi wanapenda ku-attend clinic kwake...sijui ni kwa nini.
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    babe S JF-Expert Member

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    mh thts real bad i never knew! hayo maelezo sounds like SELIAN hospital of Arusha which I think is even worse, majengo mazuri, jina kubwa around but with zero services, and with the openning of Aga Khan Hospital in Arusha was hoping t ll be better kumbe nayo might be......
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    Sigma JF-Expert Member

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    Aga Khan is a beach hospital, the the stench from there!!
    Maybe that's why they have megaprices,
    Consultations! mh!
    No experts,
    they depend on visiting specialists from other hospitals in town,
    and again no good theatre.
    Their operating room is like a kitchen, and they know it, that's why they pump in strong and very expensive antibiotics to patients after surgery.
    Their vision is profit.
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    Sigma JF-Expert Member

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    Forget it.
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    Mnama JF-Expert Member

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    Weak Presidaa ,weak govt, weak ministry they cannot do anything !
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    SUWI JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani huyu Dr. ni mchangamfu sana na nafikiri ni mjanja sana,, anajua kuattend vizuri tena yuko very friendly.. sijui kama ni nature yake ama ndo trick zake kuwapata kina mama wengi... I think more than 3/4 ya wakinamama anawaattend yeye.. :eek2: mambo ya c-section sijafahamu, ila kama ndo zake basi nipeni muda kidogo nitakuja na fact hapa... akinishauri tu nawaletea!!!!!!!:baby:
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    O-man JF-Expert Member

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    Wengi wetu hatujakiona kibaya zaidi hapo hospitali, ubaguzi wa wazi. Huduma, kama huduma, haitolewi kwa kila anayeifuata pale bali ni kwa watu wa dhehebu lao au kwa mzito serikalini. Mwenzangu na mimi utalimwa mkwanja na utaapa usirudi tena. Wanajaribu kuwaengua wakina yakhe wasiendelee kuchafua hali ya hewa. Inafika mahali mfanyakazi anakudokeza ukanunue dawa kwengine kuepuka bei za hiyo hospitali. Hii hospitali imepoteza mwelekeo. Nasema hivyo kwa sababu watoto wangu watatu walizaliwa hapo wa mwisho wakiwa ni mapacha. Namshukuru Mungu hao mapacha ambao umri wao ni miaka ishirini sasa, wangekuwa ndiyo mwisho wa mama yao. And that was long ago. What is happening now started then. To be honnest, since the twins were born, my family have cut off totaly with the hospital.
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    O-man JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa kupata picha halisi, wafanyakazi wanaweza kutoa kilichomo kama watathubutu. Yapo mengi tu. lakini
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    OBWERE Member

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    jamaa anajisifia kuwa anafanya the best operation in tanzania
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    Evarm JF-Expert Member

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    Na hawalipi kodi hata sh 5/= kwenye serikali hii kwani walikuja kwa mgongo wa Dini
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    Nyalotsi JF-Expert Member

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    a gud doctor knows when not to cut!! Remember it in your life. Ukikutana na daktari anayekushauri kukukata tu kila kitu ujui hajui kazi. Sema wanawake wengi wanakwepa utungu siku hizo ndo maana wanakatwa hovyo, hasa wenye uwezo. Hawa wanahisi hela zao ndo suluhisho la kujiongezea makovu mwilini.
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    Nzi JF-Expert Member

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    Ndiyo maana hata NHIF wameachana nao.
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    AGELO New Member

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    I totally concur with the author of this thread I had the experience as a medical representative having to negotiate with the Drs and pharmacists to avail appropriate branded drugs/ medicines to patients at the lowest prices since they were enjoying large discounts so were well positioned to pass over discount to patients. However as earlier thread said the institution is out to reap maximum profits at the expense of suffering and desperate citizens. They price the generic brands whcih they get at cheaper prices as the original branded items and tell the unsuspecting public that they are the same. This is the height of unchecked run away impunity the authorities should clamp down on.
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    Njowepo JF-Expert Member

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    Nakumbuka ata mbatia aliwai walipua hawa bungeni
    Wana exemption ya kodi na bado bei zao ziko juu
    Tz bwana na hakuna anayefanya follow up on that
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    akohi JF-Expert Member

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    Nakumbuka sometime back walimpa mgonjwa matokeo ya mwingine kua ana ngoma...ila ali wa sue wakamlipa 50m
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    JAY2da4 JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna jamaa yangu alimpeleka mgonjwa hapo,bill ilikua Tsh M10,bahati mbaya mgonjwa alifariki.Ila nilivyosikia hiyo
    bill sikuamini,mgonjwa alikaa siku tatu,ya nne akafariki.Sijawahi kwenda hiyo hospital,lakini sifa za bei zinajulikana,mie naona warudi tu kwao.