MNH receives 140m/- worth medical equipment from China

12May 2022
Getrude Mbago
The Guardian
MNH receives 140m/- worth medical equipment from China

THE Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has received an assortment of medical equipment worth 140m/- as donation from a team of doctors from Shandong province in China so as to strengthen health services in the facility.

Speaking during the handing over event yesterday in Dar es Salaam MNH Director General Prof Lawrence Maseru said that the new equipment will provide relief at the hospital as they will be installed in various departments.

The equipment include two ventilators, oxygen machine, keratometer (a diagnostic instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea), desktop timed electric boiling sterilizer which is  designed for the boiling sterilization of operating instruments, medical glassware and other equipment and centrifuge (a laboratory device that is used for the separation of fluids, gas or liquid).

Others include portable autoclaves, electric instrument table, electronic AC voltage regulator, ultraviolet light sterilize, infrared treatment apparatus and complete sets of equipment sinus mirror among other things.

Prof Museru pointed out that the equipment will be used to increase service capacities at the hospital especially in the areas of ICU, cardiac and other areas.

He also said the team of 10 doctors from China will also stay in the country for two years serving at MNH, at Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI), Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) and Mbeya Regional Referral Hospital.

He said China has for many years been cooperating in providing training to medical experts to equip Tanzanian’s experts with essential skills and knowledge to enable them to provide quality services.

Chinese medical team leader Meng Yong said they will continue cementing the relations between them so as to strengthen health services at the facility and other areas in the country.

“It is a great honour to witness strong cooperation between China and Tanzania, we will continue to strengthen and sustain the collaborations in the areas of training and medical equipment. These tools we donated today will help serve various patients in the facilities,” he said.