As part of the European Union (EU) and World Health Organization (WHO) joint Solidarity for Health Initiative, WHO Consultant on biomedical engineering Mr Ulian Rotari has conducted an assessment and training seminars on medical equipment management on October 3 to 7.
Within the mission in cooperation with TABIB, the current management of medical equipment, including oxygen supply and safety, fire safety, and evacuation plans in five local hospitals – the Central Hospital of Oil Workers, the Republican Clinical Hospital, and the Sabunchu Medical Center, as well as in the Sabirabad District and the Shirvan City Central Hospitals was reviewed. After the assessment, the members of the mission met with the heads of the mentioned hospitals. They gave recommendations on organizing the management of medical equipment efficiently and noted the importance of training for increasing the capacity of the staff.
WHO Consultant on biomedical engineering Mr Ulian Rotari and WHO expert Dr Tural Gulu met with partners from TABIB and gave information about assessment on medical equipment management. The experts provided recommendations on optimization and standardization of medical equipment management by discussing short-term and long-term issues.
In the framework of the mission, trainings for the biomedical staff of the hospitals on medical equipment management were conducted. On October 6-7, twenty-five biomedical staff members representing twelve hospitals attended the courses. Medical equipment management, lifecycle and maintenance of medical devices, oxygen supply, fire safety, and evacuation plans were discussed during the classes led by WHO Consultant on biomedical engineering. At the end of the event, the participants were awarded certificates.
The Solidarity for Health Initiative is an EU-funded project being implemented by WHO Office in Azerbaijan since April 2020 to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The project aims to help build a sustainable response capacity to potential pandemics in the future. The Project is part of the continued support of the European Union and the World Health Organization to Azerbaijan.