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Botswana: Premium Medical Centre Opens

Dr Kelebogile Champane

The clinic will provide all round clinical care

VICTORIA MARUMO

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As though to seal the band on the agenda behind the annually celebrated International Women’s Day, Dr Kelebogile Champane has kicked off the year on a high note, when she officially launched her own medical facility, Premium Medical Centre. The clinic, located in Extension 2, Gaborone, was successfully launched in a ceremony held at the premises on March 8, and is now fully in practice. The event was nothing like the ordinary, with the list of invited guests consisting of high-profile officials, including Minster of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti, Former Minister of Health and Co-Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, Dr Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, Member of Parliament for Gaborone Central, Tumisang Healy, Champane’s mother, a few close friends and her medical staff.

Dr Kelly Champane, as she is affectionately known, is a top accomplished Family Medicine Specialist, with a collection of qualifications, including a Diploma in Dermatology, Certificate in Aesthetics medicine, Certificate in Psychology and a Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Abuse management. A true believer of attaining excellence, Champane is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health via correspondence on a Botswana based research topic. Prior to returning home and opening her own establishment, Champane worked in Australia, which is where she attained a majority of her qualifications, for 11 years since the year 2014. Some businesses have since closed down due to the effects of Covid-19 however Champagne saw this as a perfect opportunity to serve and provide her country with premium medical care.

Premium Medical Centre is a ten-room facility but only four are presently in use and the hope is that the entire building will be in full service as time goes on. The main purpose of the clinic is to provide a one stop shop for Batswana, with a wide range of services, including Family Medicine and General Medicine Consultations, Drug and Alcohol addiction management, laboratory services and Psychology services just to mention a few. “I actually want to extend my sincerest gratitude and applaud government for the efforts and money channeled towards educating us; I am a product of such efforts and today, these are the results,” said Champane. In a world where a number of students sometimes do not return home after their studies, Champagne explained how she felt the need to return home and give back to the nation as a way of reciprocating government’s efforts.