Ndera hospital gets equipment boost
The Ndera neuropsychiatric center on Thursday received electronic equipment from the Belgian government. The equipments include a generator with automatic transfer switch to resolve the instant cutting off of electricity and 44 computers in a bid to enhance the development of hospital management.
Jean Michel Iyamuremye, director of nurses at the center, said that the equipment will help to improve quality of their service and proper management of their database to make the work more efficient. “With the new electronic system, there will be a better service delivery since the equipment facilitates information sharing among doctors and patients.”
The equipment is part of a 3-year project worth Frw 61,353,297.
Iyamuremye however noted that some of challenges still need to be handled to enable the hospital to meet all its duties. He said the hospital still receives a number of patients surpassing its capacity. “You may find 90 or 100 patients in a male room while it has capacity to accommodate 60,” he said. “Such a situation obliges to accommodate two patients on a single bed which doesn’t favor good care.”
More neurological equipment, staff and further trainings to be able to deal with drug-related cases are still needed to ensure better service delivery, Iyamuremye explained.
The equipment handed to the hospital is among other initiatives jointly undertaken by Kigali city and the Belgium Development Agency (BTC) to create conditions favoring better health and environment towards the sustainable development.