Swinfen Telemedicine links to its 76th Country!

A Telemedical link has recently been set up to a hospital in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This will be our 330th Telemedical link in 76 countries!

Paam Laafi is a newly built community hospital currently with a team of 5 Doctors, 5 Nurses and a Dentist. They only have 3 beds at present but are in the process of developing further. Most of the work is currently outpatient which includes mobile clinics to local Schools. The services they provide is Cardiology, Dentistry and Family Planning with Antenatal care coming soon. Their availability to drugs is good and they aim to make care affordable for all. There is a social fund for complex cases and for those that cannot pay.

We look forward to working with this hospital and keeping up to date with its progress.

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Nepal

Swinfen Telemedicine welcomes Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara to our system.

This is a teaching hospital with 300 staff and 900 beds offering Specialist services such as Neurosugery, Obs and Gynae, Psychiarty, Opthalmology, Dermatology, Emergency and General medicine, Radiology, Anesthesiology and Orthopedics. Up to date drugs are also available and those that cannot afford to pay will be treated for free.

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Malawi

A new Telemedical link has been set up to Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi. This is a general hospital serving a population of 32,000 in that area, with 220 beds, nine Doctors and fifteen medical workers. The services they provide are General medicine, General surgery including prostatectomies, Maternity, Paediatrics including neonatal and nutritional rehabilitation, an eye department, HIV services and an isolation TB ward and cervical Cancer screening. X-ray and Ultrasound machines are available but no CT or MRI. Basic medicines are available.

Swinfen Telemedicine welcome them to our system and look forward to helping those in need.

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Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby General Hospital requested a Telemedical Link which has now been set up. This is a 300 bed Teaching hospital with more than 100 Doctors, Nurses and medical staff. Specialist services available Surgery, Obstetric and Gynaecology, Radiology, Dermatology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Internal medicine and Pathology. They have a shortage of drugs but will still treat those patients that are unable to pay.

Swinfen Telemedicine welcome and look forward to working with them.

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