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Medical tools purchased for preventing Covid-19 gather dust in Mahottari District Hospital

29 April 2021  

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KATHMANDU: The medical tools worth over Rs 20.5 million brought by Mahottari District Hospital to control Covid-19 have been rendered useless in a lack of trained human resources to operate them.

The hospital was developed as a Covid-19 special hospital last year. Five sets of ventilators, beds, monitors, and equipment for ICU facilities were provided for the 50-bedded hospital a year ago.

Despite the growing cases of Covid-19 in the country in recent days, the hospital has not optimized those medical tools to prevent the pandemic and treat the infected ones.

Hospital Management Committee Chairperson Surendra Pandey admitted that those medical equipment were gathering dust as the Hospital did not have trained skilled human resources to operate.

It took over Rs 30 million to transform the Hospital into the Covid-19 special hospital. In the last fiscal year, the hospital had spent over Rs 80 million in various titles to prevent the pandemic.

The hospital lacks in preparedness for the Covid-19 response, confessed Medical Superintendent of the Hospital Dr Satish Shah.


Publish Date : 29 April 2021 21:50 PM

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