Germany Donates Medical Equipment Worth 3.6 Million Euros to Hospitals in Ethiopia

Germany Donates Medical Equipment Worth 3.6 Million Euros to Hospitals in Ethiopia
Germany Donates Medical Equipment Worth 3.6 Million Euros to Hospitals in Ethiopia

Africa-Press – Ethiopia. The government of Germany donated ICU medical equipment and other materials totaling 3.6 million euros to eight teaching hospitals in Ethiopia.

NIRAS Germany, project Team leader, Gert kluge handed over the equipment to Infrastructural Development and Supply Desk Head at the Ministry of Education, Zewdu Kassa today.

Speaking on the occasion, Gert kluge said the support provided by the German Development Bank, KFW through the German Financial Cooperation to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education (MoE) for capacity building and development in the biomedical sector in Ethiopia.

The provision is part of 16.5 million Euro grant support launched in 2020 to support College, teaching hospitals, and Universities in different regions of the country, he added.

The support aims to enhance and extend the training of biomedical technicians and engineers while upgrading medical care in the hospitals, according to kluge.

“We the Biomedical project from the NIRAS Germany got the mandate from both governments to execute the procurement of equipment and tools, including the installation and the onsite training.”

The Team leader further said ‘’Today, we present the first in a series of procurement that includes more than 843 piece of ICU and OR medical equipment such as ICU beds, ventilator, oxygen concentrates, patient monitors among others.”

In addition, 109 pieces of Tool kits and instruments for Biomedical maintenance workshops are included in the items, he added.

Infrastructural Development and supply Desk Head at the Ministry of Education Zewdu Kassa said the purpose of the project is to improve Technical and vocational Education and Training system as the Higher Education System in both quantitative and qualitative terms in the area of Biomedical Training.

Beyond enhancing the capacity of the hospitals, the support will also contribute in ensuring the quality of education in the field of area as well as enhances the skill of maintenance in medical equipment and improve existing medical services rendered in the hospitals.

Human Resource Development and Improvement Lead Executive Officer at the Ministry of Health Assgid Samuel also said the medical equipment will help to further strengthen the existing the medical services to patients.

The items will be distributed to 8 teaching hospitals including Dilchora Hospital, Dessie Referral hospital, Adama Hospital, Felege- Hiwot Referral Hospital, Ayder Referral hospital, and Arbaminch Referral hospital, Black Lion (Tikur Anbessa) Specialized Hospital, and Jimma University Medical Center.

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