On Monday, January 15, 2015 Gradian Health Systems, a charity organization, announced that it has imported modern respiratory and anesthesia machines that can work without electricity or medical oxygen to assist breathing in intensive care and anesthesia patients.
The ventilators (K-O2) provide continuous oxygen therapy for up to 10 patients at a time, (UAM) an anesthesia machine designed to continue working without electricity and medical oxygen, (ICV) for critical and intensive care as well as ambulatory and intermediate care. Air-breathing equipment and (PRIMA) are anesthesia machines that provide an ideal solution for the dermatology department.
As Anthony Gitenji, the Business Development Director of Gradian Health Systems, told New Morning; He explained that his institution is working in different countries with the aim of providing complete health care and improving lives by combining international standard medical equipment with practical training and local support.
Accordingly, he said, they brought these machines into the country in order to provide healthcare providers in Ethiopia with access to high-quality technology and training.
He added that apart from the fact that the machines are convenient for breathing for patients under anesthesia and intensive care, they have also introduced machines that can provide air for up to 20 patients at a time.
In addition, Dr. Redet Shimelis, the representative of Gradian Health Systems in Ethiopia, explained that the machines will be a solution to the power cut that is a problem in the health sector in Ethiopia. From minutes and hours to months, the machines provide service with a modern battery equipped with no electricity and they are able to generate oxygen by themselves for a few hours without an oxygen cylinder.
Dr. Redet also added that the charitable institution has a plan to deliver the machines to both government and private health institutions at an affordable price. He stated that discussions are being held with the Ministry of Health based on the plan of the charitable institution to manufacture the machines in the country.
Dr. Redet stated that when Gradian Health Systems imports the machines into the country, it provides timely maintenance services by technical experts and prepares spare parts storage for quick and easy access. Also added that the institute is planning to provide various trainings to professionals with high experience and expertise in the profession, he explained to Addis Morning.
Gradian Health Systems is a New York-based non-profit medical technology organization; It is an institute working to transform the supply of medical equipment in underserved hospitals around the world.