Holguin hospital receives new equipment
HOLGUIN, Cuba, Apr 18 (acn) Vladimir Ilich Lenin Hospital in the province of Holguin will extend its services to the population in 2017 with the installation of new medical equipment that will benefit oncology, neonatology and obstetrics patients, among other specialties.
Yuri Coello, head of the department of electromedicine at the hospital, told ACN that the investment includes the start-up of high-definition ultrasound equipment, three fetal monitors intended for the delivery room, and an autoclave for the sterilization of sanitary material.
He stressed that the entity will also incorporate two infusion pumps and a radiochemical bell to regulate treatment doses in cancer patients, and provide a more secure way to handle radioactive elements, respectively.
This technology is in the process of assembly and will also favor patients from other provinces of eastern Cuba, such as Granma and Las Tunas, who have received this type of therapy in the territory since 2014.
The new equipment will gradually become operational and will provide better service to 700 patients requiring care in these areas of the hospital, founded by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro in November 1965.
Investments in Holguin health sector in 2017 amount to more than 12 million Cuban pesos, and include the repair and maintenance of hospitals, polyclinics, blood banks and nursing homes in the 14 municipalities of the province.