MediSend International Launches the First Comprehensive Biomedical Equipment Repair Kit for Developing Country Hospitals08/21/2008
The Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit contains all the basic tools, supplies, test and calibration devices to equip a full hospital repair lab.
MediSend International, a global leader in biomedical repair training and healthcare services for developing countries, announces the distribution of the Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit, the largest and most comprehensive mobile unit of its kind. The kit was designed as a complement to MediSend’s Biomedical Repair Training Program, and in response to a worldwide crisis of poorly maintained and unusable biomedical equipment in developing countries. It contains over 2,500 laboratory repair tools, supply items and state-of-the-art test and calibration equipment essential to the repair and maintenance of biomedical equipment. The patent pending Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit is designed to withstand harsh conditions such as temperature, humidity and unstable energy.
Very often in developing country hospitals, valuable diagnostic and treatment equipment that cannot be repaired or maintained goes unused or results in misdiagnosis, patient injury or death. Now, with MediSend’s new Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit, life-saving equipment such as defibrillators, EKG’s, patient monitors, IV Pumps, nebulizers, incubators, microscopes, centrifuges, and sterilizing equipment can be repaired and kept in good working order. The kit gives hospitals the ability to repair equipment in their own laboratory, rather than relying on manufacturers or third party repair technicians which can take months and often at prohibitive costs. With well maintained equipment, doctors and health care workers can provide higher quality care with greater efficiency and better outcomes.
The MediSend Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit is custom-designed to meet the technical needs of the recipient country. Depending on the country’s most used system of measurement, tools can be metric or US. All electronic devices are outfitted with proper plugs for the country’s electrical system and all electrical test devices can be used in both a 110 and 230 power structure.
"As part of MediSend’s new catalogue of products and services available to hospitals around the world, the Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit is currently produced for distribution outside the US, to developing country hospital systems," says Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International adding, "Production and distribution for the US market will begin in 2009."
Kits are now being used by hospitals in Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, with additional kits scheduled for distribution to hospitals in India, Kazakhstan, Chad, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
MediSend International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization that provides medical aid and education to people in need in developing countries worldwide. MediSend's global mission includes educational and training programs in biomedical technologies and the distribution of medical supplies and biomedical equipment in long-term and disaster relief programs.