domenica 20 luglio 2014

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam 

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam (AKH-Dar) is part of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS). Established in 1964, the Hospital is a 74-bed multispecialty facility staffed by 32 full-time consultants and 111 nurses offering quality health care to Tanzanians. The Hospital provides general medical services, specialist clinics and state of the art diagnostic services.
The Hospital has grown in recent years, expanding its services and upgrading its facilities. The expansion programme has emphasised the introduction of high-quality, high-technology laboratory, medicine, and radiology services, which have enhanced the capability of AKH-Dar to provide referral services in Tanzania. The Hospital is also part of the AKHS international referral system, with links to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi and the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
Hospital facilities include:
  • Medical ward with 14 beds with two VIP rooms and an isolation room to contain risks of infectious diseases. This ward also has a 6-bedded dialysis unit with a dedicated staff;
  • Surgical ward of 28 beds with an isolation room to contain risks of infectious diseases;
  • Paediatric ward of 10 beds;
  • Maternity ward of 18 beds, including one VIP room, two delivery rooms, a neo-natal special care unit with three incubators, a ventilator with neo-natal module and a nursery for newly born babies and babies requiring special attention, staffed by specially trained nurses and midwives;
  • Intensive care unit of 5 beds, plus 2 high dependency unit (HDU) beds;
Each ward is led by a full-time consultant, supported by resident medical officers (junior doctors), residents, interns, and qualified nurses. Patient rooms are of very high quality. All the rooms in the Medical, Paediatric and Surgical wards include: air conditioning, nurse call system, cardiac arrest alarm system, piped oxygen, refrigerator, television and telephone.
AKHST also operates five Primary Medical Centres in Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, and Mwanza. These Centres provide a variety of services, including limited inpatient, outpatient, minor emergency, diagnostic and pharmacy services

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