Foundation donates biomedical  equipment to three hospitals

THREE specialised hospitals in the country have received 15 modern Oxygen Concentrators and Oximeters in order to serve patients in need of emergency services.

The equipment worth 16.6m/- have been donated by Sukos Kova Foundation to Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) and Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI).

Speaking on Saturday in Dar es Salaam while handing over the equipment to the Institute’s directors, retired Police Commissioner Suleiman Kova, said the equipment were particularly important due to their capacity to generate oxygen by electricity.

“Recognising the high demand of patients who are served in our hospitals, we believe that the equipment will be used in providing health services to patients,” he said.

Retired Commander Kova was hopeful that the equipment would boost efficiency and productivity when serving patients, especially those who are critically ill.

He congratulated Muhimbili for the major improvements made at the health facility which reflect people’s needs.

“I congratulate the directors of JKCI and MOI for the good work being done in these institutions, surely stakeholders are motivated to support your efforts to improve the health sector for the wider interests of our nation,” he explained.

PC Kova promised to provide more aid, in collaboration with the Peaceland Partner Institute from China, and to manage the principles of integrity, professionalism and work hard to reduce the effects of disasters and calamities in Tanzania.

For his part, MNH Executive Director Professor Mohammed Janabi said that the machines would be useful to patients within and outside the hospital since they are movable.

“They can go to any hospital and we can put them in the ambulance and it will help the patients in emergency cases.

The hospitals have many patients, especially Muhimbili, so it is important to have these facilities. I ask you not to get tired of supporting us. We are very grateful for this assistance,” he emphasised.

The Executive Director of the JKCI Dr Peter Kisenge said the equipment were important in helping patients in the special care rooms and in ambulances when there are infectious diseases.

“You have done a great job to bring the equipment so that other Tanzanians can borrow a leaf. When doctors go to take patients, they will go with these equipment even to upcountry,” explained Dr Kisenge.

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