Author(s): Tadesse Waktola Gamessa, Zerihun Ketema Tadesse, Samuel Tadesse Abebe, Mahdi Abdella Ibrahim, Regassa Bayisa Obse, Yakob Seman Ahmed

Email(s): tadessewatola@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00955   

Address: Tadesse Waktola Gamessa1*, Zerihun Ketema Tadesse1, Samuel Tadesse Abebe1, Mahdi Abdella Ibrahim1, Regassa Bayisa Obse1, Yakob Seman Ahmed2 1Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Directorate, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2Medical Services General Directorate, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 10,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
In this paper, we have presented the medical devices maintenance campaign experience conducted in Ethiopia as part of COVID-19 emergency response. We have described the approaches and methods followed before and during this maintenance campaign. We have also discussed the results of the maintenance campaign and its cost implications. The paper briefly describes the challenges faced during the maintenance campaign. Finally, this article reveals few gaps identified in medical devices management, utilization and provides essential recommendations. The purpose of this paper is to share the experiences and measures taken to increase the availability of functional medical devices during COVID-19 pandemic when all medical resources have been limited globally.


Cite this article:
Tadesse Waktola Gamessa, Zerihun Ketema Tadesse, Samuel Tadesse Abebe, Mahdi Abdella Ibrahim, Regassa Bayisa Obse, Yakob Seman Ahmed. Medical Devices Maintenance Campaign: An Experience of COVID-19 Emergency Response in Ethiopia. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2021; 14(10):5475-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00955

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Tadesse Waktola Gamessa, Zerihun Ketema Tadesse, Samuel Tadesse Abebe, Mahdi Abdella Ibrahim, Regassa Bayisa Obse, Yakob Seman Ahmed. Medical Devices Maintenance Campaign: An Experience of COVID-19 Emergency Response in Ethiopia. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2021; 14(10):5475-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00955   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-14-10-73


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