Why JNC International is committed as the frontliner of Nigeria’s medical innovation, by Omatseye
One of the top turnkey medical equipment firms in Nigeria today is JNC International Limited (JNCI) – a company with a history of nineteen years of operations and boasts of providing cutting edge medical equipment and solutions, not only in Nigeria, but also in the West African sub-region. With an impressive array of twenty-eight global equipment manufacturers spread across Asia, North America and Europe, JNCI has continued to deliver innovative healthcare solutions to its teeming clients, thereby enhancing quality healthcare to the people. In a brief chat with The Guardian, Clare Omatseye, Managing Director, JNC international Ltd, spoke about the issue of counterfeit medical equipment in the Nigerian market, JNCI’s principle of “Value for Life”, why the company cherishes its name, integrity-conscious, and will never sell counterfeit products, amongst sundry issues. Excerpts …
An insight into JNCI’s background
JNC International Limited (JNCI) is a proudly Nigerian turnkey medical equipment services and solutions company with a long-term partnership focus on improving both clinical diagnostic and interventional capabilities, by providing cutting-edge medical equipment and solutions in Nigeria and the West African sub-region. It represents an impressive list of twenty-eight global equipment manufacturers. These include Canon Medical Systems –Japan (formerly Toshiba), Elekta -Sweden (Oncology Radiotherapy Systems), Carestream Health -USA, Getinge -Sweden and Maquet Surgical Work Places – Germany
With a vast understanding of the peculiarities and challenges of the Nigerian healthcare environment, JNCI has been able to proffer appropriate medical technology on a sustainable long-term and cost-effective basis to government, public and private healthcare institutions in Nigeria and parts of West Africa, in line with global best practices and standards.
We have been in existence for over nineteen years, and are currently based in Lagos with over 130 staff strength including field staff, especially trained engineers all over the country.
JNCI’s primary objective is to deliver innovative healthcare solutions by creating unique customer experiences and promoting life and wellbeing to public and private healthcare institutions through sustainable partnerships and by offering cost-beneficial medical equipment services solutions and support over the lifetime of the assets. We remain focused on the journey to ultimately improve the quality of healthcare in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.
At JNCI, we offer turnkey solutions through partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), spanning across Radiology, Radiotherapy, Emergency Medicine, Project Management, Training, Consultancy and Advisory Services, After Sales Support and Capacity Development. We believe in going on the entire journey to ensure that the solutions have meaningful impact on patients’ lives. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that the patient at the last mile can access the best available treatment by global standards. As earlier mentioned, we currently partner with about twenty-eight reputable manufacturers of medical equipment.
Uniqueness as an exceptional medical equipment firms in Nigeria
JNCI is a proudly indigenous company in the Healthcare Industry that is committed to delivering quality solutions, services and consultancy. Our most distinguishing factor is our 24/7 after-sales support as we ensure consistent uptime of client equipment. Furthermore, we assist our clients to secure financing for their projects, big or small while creating unique customer experience.
Clientele and Past projects
We have a diverse portfolio with respect to projects we have worked on and our clientele include stakeholders from both the private and public sectors. We have national coverage and have handled projects in all regions of the country. Some of our previous clients include the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos (LUTH); Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria (ABUTH); Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital, Lagos; Paelon Memorial Hospital, Lagos; Reddington Hospital, Lagos; Iwosan Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos; Federal Medical Centres; National Orthopaedic Hospitals; National Hospital, Abuja; NGOs and Healthcare Commissions, amongst others.
Medical equipment counterfeit – a huge risk for quality healthcare, humanity
Counterfeit medical items are one of the biggest threats to quality healthcare. In fact, they go against everything quality healthcare stands for seeing as they often cause more harm to the patient than good. At JNCI, one of our core Values is “Value for Life”. This is why as an organisation, JNCI focuses on providing quality healthcare solutions, whilst ensuring that we partner with top manufacturers in the healthcare industry, to ensure that we provide quality solutions and help save lives.
Recipe for stemming the ugly trend
The stereotype answer to this would be “Choose JNCI”. But the truth is that it is beyond one brand. As a matter of fact, it is beyond the entire private sector in healthcare. Every stakeholder has to be onboard addressing the problem from government agencies and parastatals to the private sector and NGOs.
There are several challenges that come with doing business in this terrain, economic, regulatory, ethical. However, whilst we understand these challenges and try to be adaptable to changing circumstances, especially as they affect our stakeholders, we also live our core values – Quality, Value for Life, Integrity, Professionalism, Passion, whilst ensuring that we always maintain legal and regulatory standards.