Rotarians from the different clubs in the country have donated a 15 Million Shillings telemetry machine to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. The machine will boost cardiovascular treatment within the hospital.
A telemetry machine focuses on how the heart is able to function amidst stress, which helps health workers to detect mild heart complications among patients. Suspected cardiology patients are put on a treadmill and instructed to engage in vigorous exercises for a specified period of time, before screening their hearts to trace out for possible complications.
Such procedures save time, as the full heart functionality is examined with an aim of fostering accuracy and the results are immediately shared with the patient for further redress.
Angela Namala, the Hospital’s Acting Director, says that a number of their patients are often referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital to conclusively screen out mild cardiovascular complications. She adds that with the machine, they will be able to carry out heart screening protocols at the hospital.
Namala argues that they have a stationary ECG machine, which was being used to handle primary heart complications registered from different districts within the Busoga sub-region, however, with the installation of a telemetry machine at the hospital, patients will be relieved from wasting both time and money spent in seeking specialized screening services and expatriates from other hospitals.
The Chairperson of the Rotary Camping Fellowship, Irene Nakanwagi says that they unanimously resolved to donate two telemetry machines to Jinja hospital and Mbarara regional referral Hospital respectively, after collecting 30 Million Shillings last year.
Nakanwagi further says that their third camping session slated for September 2022, is aimed at fundraising for heart surgeries. She rallied members of the public to register their children suffering from heart-related complications with rotary clubs in their districts.
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