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THE Mendi Provincial Hospital has received health equipment worth around K1 million bought from the United States and India.
Southern Highlands Health Authority chief executive officer Dr Joseph Birisi said some of the equipment would be used at hospitals in Ialibu and Nipa.
The equipment include wall diagnostic sets, suction units, laryngcopes, patellar hammers, glucometer machines, glucometer strips, NIBP machines digital, digital thermometers, fetal dopplers, nebulizer machine, litman classic stethoscope, nurses’ stethoscope, pulse oxymeters, syringe pumps, snellens charts, tape measures, bathroom scale and needles.
“Order for the equipment was made last year and funds were drawn from the hospital equipment fund,” Birisi told The National.
“The PHA has a long-term plan and is now looking at equipping the major centers with basic equipment first.”

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