MediMerchant is a private company that manages replaced hospital equipment and furniture in order to offer private hospitals a one-stop service to facilitate social investment.
South Africa has a large divide between rich and poor with underfunded public medical services. Public hospitals and low-LSM individuals are desperately in need of used/refurbished hospital items whilst not being able to afford new equipment.
Simultaneously, medical equipment in private hospitals has a definite lifetime and are sidelined when they are no longer needed. At this point in time, they take up expensive storage space and place an administrative and potentially legal burden on hospital management.
MediMerchant utilises this gap by pioneering the concept of reutilisation. Through our contacts and experience, we are in the unique position to bring supply and demand together by refurbishing medical equipment and making it available.
MediMerchant is licensed to own, handle and transport equipment including redundant x-ray machines.