World Vision Organization has provided medical support equipment to start with online medical support services worth 148.8 Million Shillings to prevent infectious diseases and support treatment at health facilities in the Shinyanga region.
Equipment has been handed over today Tuesday December 8,2020 by ENRICH Project Coordinator implemented by World Vision, Dr. Frank Mtimbwa to the Administrative Secretary Shinyanga Region Albert Msovela during a development evaluation session of the ENRICH Project held at the Karena Hotel Urban Hotel Shinyanga.
Coordinator of the ENRICH Project implemented by World Vision Funding for Government of Canada Dr. Frank Mtimbwa said the equipment worth shillings 148,816,000 / = will be distributed to all six councils in the region
Shinyanga which are Kahama City, Msalala, Ushetu, Shinyanga, Municipality of Shinyanga and Kishapu.
He mentioned the devices are Smart Tv, Oxygen Cylinder, Nebulizer compresser, Nebulizer Machines, Suction machine leg operator, Suction machines heavy duty, Pulse Oximeter, Oxygen nasal catheter, Blood Pressure Monitor (BP Machine) and Infra –led thermometer.
Others equipment are biohazards bags, specialized drugs cleansers (Disinfectants) with a capacity of 5 liters each, protect the face during patient care (Protective face shields and Eye Protective googles), P / 50 surgical gloves, Examination gloves, Barakoa tiba (surgical masks), hand washing soap, Hand washing system 100Lts and Hand washing system 50Lts.
He said such materials through the ENRICH project aimed at improving maternal and child nutrition implemented in three out of 6 district councils in Shinyanga region which are Kishapu, Shinyanga and Kahama City.
“As we approach the end of this project we have looked at the challenges facing us we have seen today handing over these devices for life-saving in all district councils in Shinyanga region ”, said Dr. Mtimbwa.
“The project has also been evaluated in collaboration with the OR Ministry PORALG, Ministry of Health, Regional Medical Officer’s Office and Councils for to establish an Internet Therapy service to alleviate the challenges they face
health care providers in health care facilities that have staff challenge.
So we need them to get the advice of the expert before sending the patient to another facility for further treatment. Therefore some facilities will be installed with the Internet Therapy system especially those of the lowest level referral that we will hand over TV ”, he added.
Receiving the equipment, Shinyanga Regional Administrative Secretary, Albert Msovela thanked World Vision with the help of modern medical equipment to enable health facilities provide the most up-to-date services.
“The Shinyanga region government thanks World Vision for this is great help because now our health centers though not all are going to reduce existing challenges. I am confident our health professionals will use these devices to improve health care and use these devices for purposes intended and we promise to continue to cooperate with you in improving health services ”, he added Msovela.
For his part, the Chief Physician of Shinyanga region Dr. Judas Ndungile has stated the equipment will help in matters of nutrition and save pregnant women in particular when they are in the area of surgery and communication system in ensuring online surgery service or online counseling will be installed in health care facilities.