Construction of Medical Clinics

1. Mariannhill Clinic, Pinetown, Durban, South Africa

idm-mariannhill-clinic-and-schoolThe Mariannhill Medical Clinic initially commenced in 1977 by Dr. Ebrahim Dada and was later joined by Dr. Yusuf Osman. Initially the clinic was conducted once a week on Saturday mornings. As the need grew, it was extended to Wednesday mornings as well. Several other General Practitioners were encouraged to volunteer their services. They decided to take the task upon themselves to provide the much needed medical services in the area.

The patient numbers grew in volume. Sister organisation IMA at that time, created a clinic’s committee. Therefore, in the name of rationalisation, IDM requested the clinic’s Committee of IMA to continue administrating the clinic, whilst IDM could continue and concentrate on the dawah activities in the area.

IDM took upon itself the initiative again by commissioning the planning of a modern clinic, raised half a million rands, encouraging IMA and others to also contribute, and thereby built a modern clinic in 2003.

Alhamdullillah, the clinic is functioning well and efficiently, and is a blessing and asset to the local community, who are grateful to IDM, IMA and all those who made this service possible.

2. Bangwe Clinic in Blantyre, Malawi

IDM was able to construct the Maternity wing of the Bangwe clinic in Blantyre which was completed in September 2010. The original clinic in Bangwe was built by the Madina Social Services.

Blantyre is the second largest city in Malawi with an estimated 728,285 inhabitants as of 2012. Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios (984 deaths per 100 000 live births) in the world. It is with this in mind that IDM undertook the task of providing the medical assistance which was much needed in Bangwe.