Itekanele Health Scheme launched yet another branch in Selibe Phikwe on Friday last week. The Phikwe branch was hailed by Itekanele Health Scheme Managing Director, Solly Reikeletseng, as yet another milestone in the company’s trailblazing efforts to open more branches in Botswana in a bid to avail affordable medical cover to all Batswana. The Phikwe branch is the company’s fourth branch adding to the two branches in Gaborone, and another one in Francistown.
Reikeletseng also said that their main objective is to avail affordable health to all Batswana whether employed, unemployed, or even of low income.
Reikeletseng said that every Motswana has a right to good and affordable medical care and Itekanele strives to secure every Motswana’s health regardless of their financial status by providing affordable premiums. “For as little as P89 per month every one can be able to access a private doctor, optical and dental treatment, unlimited family coverage and yearly medical checkups,” he said.
He added that Itekanele has forged relationships with a number of reputable medical practitioners and health professionals throughout the country among them Dr. Mompati of Tati River Clinic in Francistown, Dr. Rakanye of Lordsland Clinic in Francistown, Dr.Luzinda of Kalafone Medical Center in Letlhakane, Dr. C.I. Matsepe in Selibe Phikwe and Dr. Nabeel of Central Clinic in Gaborone.
Reikeletseng added that because of their affordable rates, Itekanele has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception three years ago, and today boasts of over 22 000 members throughout Botswana. “It is because of the good reception that we had from Botswana that we decided to open as many branches as we can throughout the country as a means of bringing our services closer to the people,” he said. To that end Itekanele is looking to open branches in Maun, Kasane, Tsabong, Gantsi and Palapye in the near future.
Reikeletseng also said that they are read to conform to the Medical Aid bill which is expected to be introduced in Botswana in the near future.
When giving the key note address, Selibe Phikwe Mayor Amogelang Mojuta, said that the advent of Itekanele was a welcome development in the town as it will avail affordable medical aid to Phikwe residents and further create employment in the town. The mayor also took the opportunity to award five low income residents of Selibe Phikwe with free medical aid cover at Itekanele for the whole year. The event was graced by members of the media, the business community and Itekanele staff.