Since the start of the year, the ICMT team has installed, commissioned, and trained end users at the Mini Hospitals sites at:
- Munkuye, Western Province
- Ntulo, Luapula Province
- Chabanya, Luapula Province
- Chipalo, Northern Province
Fumigation and pest control was completed at the Munkuye by the sub-contractor, Prestige Hygiene Control, on 9th January, covering the Mini Hospital, Staff Accommodation Units, and external perimeter. All Medical and Non-Medical equipment was delivered on 10th January 2021, for the ICMT team to assemble and install in allocated rooms, before commencement of assembly, installation and commissioning thereafter, until 15th January. The equipment was signed off to MOH by the Western Provincial Medical Equipment Officer, Mr. Elias Luhana, whilst District ICT Officer, Mr. M. Kibende, signed off all IT equipment.
Fumigation and pest control took place at Ntulo on 16th January, before the two containers of Medical and Non-Medical equipment were delivered on 17th January. The assembly, installation and commissioning of equipment commenced shortly after and continued until the 22nd January, when all equipment was signed off to MOH by Provincial Biomedical Engineer, Mr. Mhone Simon.
Finally, fumigation and pest control were completed by Prestige Hygiene Control at Chabanya on Saturday 29th January. The two containers of Medical and Non-Medical Equipment were delivered to site on Monday 1st February, before assembly, installation and commissioning took place until 4th February. Equipment End User training was completed from 26th to 29th January, combining staff from Ntulo and Chabanya Mini Hospitals; all of whom took necessary covid precautions to prevent infection and spread of the disease.
Ntulo was the ICMT team’s 30th facility in the Zambian Mini Hospital project, achieving the following milestones:
- Installation of over 7,500 items of equipment in the Mini Hospitals
- Training of over 217 staff in Equipment and User Maintenance
- Holding of three centralized GE Healthcare Equipment training workshops, with over 62 staff successfully trained to be service champions at their respective Mini Hospital