This project is for the purchase of an x-ray machine for a small hospital.
The heart of our partner organisation is to assist remote communities in its area to thrive – especially minority groups that do not have easy access to the resources available to majority communities. Having a small but well equipped hospital and mobile clinic is one of the main ways that our partner is able to provide this assistance at a reasonable cost.
The hospital already has an ECG and ultrasound equipment, but the lack of an x-ray machine is seriously hindering the ability of doctors to provide good diagnostic services. At the moment patients have to undertake at least a day’s travel to a large town to have x-rays performed at a hospital where the fees are very high.
There is a doctor in residence at the hospital and trained staff are available to run an x-ray machine. Maintenance support is also available in the region. Ongoing running costs will be covered by modest fees charged to patients.
Please help us to fund this one-off cost so that our partner can become even more effective in reaching out to communities in need.
If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.