29 cases were received through the Swinfen Telemedicine system this month from Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Gambia, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen and a general enquiry from Burkina Faso asking for advice.
A case was received from a new link in Ethiopia and 7 cases came through via our unique Swinfen Mobile App.
A new Swinfen Telemedicine link has been set up to a Women and Children’s Hospital in Syria (also a new country for Swinfen). This is an acute and Outpatient service with Telehealth Teaching facility. They offer Maternity care, Neonatal/ Infant/ Child care, Nutritional Support, Family Planning, Haematology and Oncology. There are 30 Doctors and 50 nurses offering medical care. These services will be free to those patients that are unable to pay.
We look forward to working with them
Shirati KMT hospital is one of only two hospitals in the Tarime District, Tanzania. Shirati Hospital has 150 beds which at times are shared by more than one patient. 10 Doctors, 10 Assistant medical officers and 20 nurses all do their best to provide the medical care that is needed. With Charity drive, the hospital serves many of the local population who has no health insurances and due to the extreme poverty of the area have little money for health care services.
Shirati Hospital provides many medical services: Surgery and In-patient services; Pediatrics ward, Maternity ward, Female ward, Male ward, Infusion Unit, Blood transfusion. Out-patient services; Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology and X-ray Unit, Maternal, Ante Natal Care and RCH unit, Family Planning, HIV Clinic, Ultrasound. The hospital is now moving on to initiate with electronic Medical Records.
Cases received this month from:
Afghanistan – we have been working with hospitals/clinics here since 2004 and have dealt with over 520 cases
Albania – we have been connected to a refugee camp since 2016 and have helped with over 60 cases from them
Bangladesh – They have active Telemedical links since 1999
China – Telemedical links have been active since 2008
Iraq – We now have 56 Telemedical links in Iraq and they are our biggest users. They have been active since 2004 sending over 1,800 cases
Nepal – First link here was in 2000, we are now connected to 26 hospitals/clinics
Nigeria – A new link was set up this month and has already started to use our system.