Equipment Support to Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu
Equipment support to Kanti Children’s Hospital
Kanti Children´s Hospital
HeNN contribution US$3,000
10 November 2006
Kanti Childrens Hospital is the main Children’s hospital in Nepal. However, lack of adequate equipment was hampering the training of staff in lifesaving skills. It meant that thousands of children and infants from across the country faced the risk of inadequate child care services and even death.
The equipments, which included a number of mannequins and electronic machines, were officially handed over to the hospital management in Kathmandu on Nov 10, 2006.
The training classes to pediatricians started in November, soon after the equipments were delivered to the hospital.
The virtual child -dummy (mannequin) is used in hospitals for practicing the treatment in case of first hour of emergency/accident faced by any child.
Interestingly, the dummy responds in a similar way a real patient does. The dummy acts as a virtual child when a machine is activated and this gives the doctors ideas on how to treat in the real case scenario.
WHAT THEY SAID:
Dr Deepak Upadhyay, Facilitator, Advanced Neonatal and Paediatric life support courses at Kanti Children’s Hospital, said: “The first golden hour during management of a critically ill & injured child can determine the future outcome including possibility of brain injury, if not properly managed.
“The problem in Nepal is lack of awareness and training among the medical personnel in dealing with these emergency situations which could save many precious lives. HeNN support has been very helpful for us, especially the donation of baby mannequins, in conducting training exercises.”