Maternity care company halves medical costs of pregnancy

You can expect to pay about R70 000 in total on an average low-cost medical scheme for a pregnancy.

This is according to healthcare management company PPO Serve, who have now created an end-to-end maternity care company to reduce these costs.

Head of The Birthing Team, Dr Howard Manyonga says a multidisciplinary team which comprises of midwives, specialist doctors, and social workers has been brought together to help with a low-cost birthing process.

We offer services form the time the woman books with us, from their blood tests, their care and including post-birth.

Dr Howard Manyonga, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Head of the Birthing Team at PPO Serve

We are able to make it cost effective because of our IT system that enables the team to share the view of the patient.

Dr Howard Manyonga, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Head of the Birthing Team at PPO Serve

Manyonga says the system has been created for patients who are not currently on medical aid and the maternity care plan starts at R19 500.

Those with a very complicated pregnancy needing more vigorous attention could pay about R27 000.

We put a team around the patient and rationalise the efforts of the staff involved. We make sure we don't over-treat nor under-treat and that approach avoids some of the unnecessary interventions like ceasarean section.

Dr Howard Manyonga, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Head of the Birthing Team at PPO Serve

Manyonga says they've just launched one of their first facilities at Netcare Rand Hospital in Johannesburg with a plan to open others by early next year.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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