Hepto is currently working with JigJiga University Hospital in JigJiga, the Eastern region in Ethiopia. This 342-bed teaching medical facility serves an estimated population of ten to twelve million in all east of Ethiopia and neighboring country of Somalia. Jigjiga university Hospital functions beyond its capacity. 3 Operation Theaters, Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), Labor and delivery, male ward, female ward, pediatric ward, Intensive care unit (ICU), cesarian suction room, neonatal Intensive-care unit (NICU), Pharmacy and Emergency Room (ER) with one Ambulance, dialysis unit and outpatient clinics are struggling to cover the health needs of 10 to 12 millions in this region. There is 972 staff, including all departments and specialties.
Labor and Delivery; 88
pharmacy staff; 29
Medical Lab. 30
supporting staff; 447
Anesthesiologist; 1 (contractor)
Anesthesia Nurse; 8
Sterile processing Tech. 9
This facility is struggling to provided services to a large population, and they desperately need equipment, training, counseling, and support in every aspect of healthcare. This is the most recent annual data about this facility.
1. Total Patient served is 17,798.t
2. Outpatient service for 9,826 Patients.
3. Inpatient service for 2,153 Patients.
4. Emergency service for 3,285 Patients.
5. Delivery service for 1,060 mothers.
6. Family planning service for 108 women and Antenatal care service for 1,142 pregnant mothers.
7. Performed 165 major surgeries and 59 minor surgeries.
8. Triage, Liaison, and social service.
This only teaching and service hospital is below the standard of modern medical care in every aspect of patient care. This facility needs help and support in areas of management, infection control, proper hand hygiene, adhering aseptic techniques, triage, instrument and equipment use, and handling, environmental care, and medical record keeping. This facility needs remodeling and department re-arrangement to function smoothly.
HEPTO seeks to help this facility, affiliated university, clinics in rural areas, to the universal standard of healthcare to serve communities who dreadfully need help. First, Hepto needs a donation of medical equipment; then we train JigJiga hospital staff for new equipment which will make a significant improvement in the lives of millions. Variety of extensive training will follow until target goals reached.
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