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Strengthening Capacity of Government Hospital in Bannu

Cesvi strengthened the hospital in September 2020. Since then, none of the COVID cases have been referred to Peshawar.

Khalifa Gull Nawaz Memorial Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in District Bannu in southern KP, which provides health care services to people coming from North Waziristan, Karak, Lakki Marwat and South Waziristan. The catchment population is almost 200,200, while daily turnover of patients visiting the facility is 650-700 per day.

On detailed assessment of the health facility, Cesvi found that a small part of a ward was designated as High Dependency Unit (HDU)/Isolation Ward for COVID with limited and insufficient medical equipment. There was a competent panel of consultants including pulmonologist, cardiologist, pediatrician, general physician and paramedical staff, but due to insufficient stock of essential medical equipment, they were unable to cater to the full load of COVID cases in their area. Due to this, majority of the serious COVID cases were referred to Peshawar.

Upon receiving request from the Director General Health (KP), Cesvi, through its ECHO-funded COVID-19 response, strengthened the health facility and provided them 10 BiPAPs, 10 Cardiac Monitors, 15 Oxygen Concentrators, 02 ABG Machines and 02 Defibrillators along with due orientation and training of relevant staff exclusively for management of COVID cases.

Getting inspiration from the contribution by Cesvi, the hospital director established a new, well-equipped, and separate designated unit within the premises with special measures for COVID management and installed all essential medical equipment in it.

Getting inspiration from the contribution by Cesvi, the hospital director established a new, well-equipped, and separate designated unit within the premises with special measures for COVID management and installed all essential medical equipment in it. Cesvi strengthened the hospital in September 2020. Since then, none of the COVID cases have been referred to Peshawar. This fully functional newly established HDU can treat and successfully manage all COVID patients that visit the hospital.

Cesvi strengthened the hospital in September 2020. Since then, none of the COVID cases have been referred to Peshawar. This fully functional newly established HDU can treat and successfully manage all COVID patients that visit the hospital.

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