HOSPITAL BACK-UP AT KILOMBERO
"HOSPITAL BACK-UP AT KILOMBERO"
IN October, Kilombero Community Charitable Trust manager Joanna Shackleton proudly handed over the keys of the newly-commissioned Cummins Standby Power 11 kVA generator to the Medical Officer in Charge at Nyandeo Hospital, Dr Innocent Mtenga. The generator was generously sponsored by Unitrans Tanzania and has been connected to automatically switch on when there is a power failure at the hospital. The generator represents a major “lifeline” to Nyandeo Hospital, as it keeps incubators, operating equipment, lighting and other necessary equipment running when local power is in short supply, and helps the doctors and nurses to continue to serve the health care needs of the nearly 30 000 patients treated from the Kilombero community annually.