DIAGNOSTIC VIEWS

  • Background
  • Challenges
  • Solution
  • Results

Diagnostic Views is a radiology practice based at Shop No 006, Management House, 38 Melle Street, Braamfontein, Johannes- burg. The company co-owned by Mr. Jackson Lebogo and Mr. Lehlohonolo Majoro who are both qualified Radiographers. Mr. Majoro is a 50% shareholder while Mr. Lebogo is both director and shareholder of the company, holding equivalent shares as Mr. Majoro. The company was registered in 2013 but only started operating on the 2nd of February 2014. The owners of the company have contributed R689 141 to date. The capital was used to purchase an office based X-ray machine and other office equipment. Currently the practice has one digital X-ray machine and requires more X-ray machines to service the new clientele.

Diagnostic Views needed funds to increase the assets capacity of its radiology practice in order to meet the increasing demand of mobile X-ray clinics. The business started with one X-ray machine that was based in the radiology practice in Braamfontein, however, in June 2014 Lonmin Platinum procured the service of Diagnostic Views to conduct lung X-ray for 1500 mine workers who’s medical aid had expired. The company had to take out the X-ray machine from radiology practice and put it into a converted mobile X-ray trailer which they bought for R140 000. While the company was still busy with Lonmin Platinum project, the department of Military Veterans procured Diagnostic Views radiology services for health and Wellness for the month of August and September 2014. This resulted in the company resources being stretched beyond the company’s means. The Lonmin project was temporary suspended in order to deal with the second project.

GEP provided financial support to Diagnostic Views with an amount of R1 406 298. The funding was used to procure X-ray machinery that would enable the business to cater for more clients.

Due to GEP’s intervention, Diagnostic Views was able to secure three contracts from Correctional Services, Group Five and Medupi Power Station (3 year contract). Diagnostic Views will continue to receive Post Investment Assistance from GEP.