Speaking soon after receiving the equipment, MNH Director General Prof Lawrence Museru said that the hospital has been cooperating with the organization for about three years now, a relationship which has brought positive impacts to the health sector.
He commended KOFIH for its continued support to the hospital. “The bilateral relations have also focused on capacitating the Mloganzila facility in two major areas which are training and medical equipment.”
“Today we have received various surgery tools worth 96m/- and other equipment which will be used in production and renovations of other tools worth235m/-,” he said.
Prof Museru pointed out that the equipment will be used to increase surgery capacities at the hospital especially the ear, nose and oral surgeries.
He named the donated equipment as six sets of Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy surgery tools; two sets of ear, nose and throat examination equipment (Basic ENT) as well as four sets of ear surgery and hearing implants (Mastoidectomy).
Others include three sets of throat surgery equipment (Tracheostomy) and other tools.
“The MHN and KOFIH also cooperate in providing training to medical experts to equip them with essential skills and knowledge to enable them to provide quality services. This institution has supported us a lot, we have seen our experts getting education from some of the big colleges in South Korea and turning back to be big specialists in the country,” Prof Museru added.
For his part, KOFIH resident representative Kim Jungyoon vowed to continue cementing the relations between the two to institutions so as to support improve health services in the country.
“It is a great honour to witness strong cooperation between KOFIH and the MNH, I promise to strengthen and sustain the collaborations in the areas of training and medical equipment,” he said.