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Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Training (ICMT); November 2020

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The planned Equipment End User Training was held at Nachibibi Mini Hospital and completed between 3 – 5 November 2020, covering the following facilities in the Luapula and Central Provinces:

  • Edgar Changwa Lunga
  • Chengo
  • Mwimbula
  • Katikulula
  • Katondo
  • Makululu

Fumigation and pest control was carried out at the Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Chengo Mini Hospitals on 21/22 November, before the Installation, Commissioning and Acceptance testing of Medical and Non-Medical Equipment commenced on the 24/25 November. This was signed off by the Provincial Biomedical Engineer and IT specialist on 28 November 2020.

The two teams moved to Katondo and Makululu Mini Hospital sites in completion of Installation, Commissioning and Acceptance testing on 30 November 2020.

 

Upgrading Zambia’s Healthcare System

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NMSI’s project to construct 108 Mini Hospital and five 80-bed District Hospital in partnership with the Zambian Ministry of Health, is beginning to bear fruit and make a real different in the surrounding communities to where these facilities are being constructed.  GE Healthcare, strategic supply partners for the project, caught with up Sister Felistus and Sister Miriam who are based at one of these brand new Mini Hospitals.

Full video on Youtube – https://youtu.be/W6pPeUpvb1A

Amendment to Programme

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A request to amend the Zambian Hospital Facilities programme from 3 x 200-bed hospitals to 5 x 80-bed facilities has been received from the Ministry of Health Zambia. NMSI is correlating details for discussion and approval by UKEF. This will provide greater coverage of healthcare support to the people of Zambia and is as a result of a review by the Ministry of Health of their ongoing needs due to the Pandemic.

The new 80-bed facilities will be constructed at Chifunabuli, Kashikishi and Munungu within the Luapula Province; Mfuwe in the Eastern Province; and Chifubu within the Copperbelt Province. Recce’s have already been completed by NMSI’s pre-construction team at Munungu and Chifubu.