ሐኪም፡ መድኃኒትና ውሃ የሌላችው ሆስፒታሎች አርሲና ባሌ ውስጥ እየተገነቡ ነው፤ ትግራይ ውስጥ የአይደር ሆስፒታል ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ለድንገተኛ ልብ መቆም አደጋ ብቸኛው ሕክምና ሠጭ ሆነ

23 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

ሥራ ላይ የዋሉ የኢትዮጵያ ጤና ጣቢያዎች ቁጥር በሕወሃት ዘመን እጅግ የተለያዩ ናቸው። ለምሳሌ የመንግሥት የሆነው የኢትዮጵያን ሄራልድ Don’t Touch Any Client Without Understanding the Ethics Proclamation! በሚል ርዕስ ሚያዝያ 15 ቀን 2016 ባወጣው መጣጥፍ ሕወሃት ከመጣ ወዲህ 16፣ 251 የጤና ጣቢያዎች ቢቋቋሙም በ2014 ዓ.ም. መሥርት የሚችሉት 3,335ብቻ መሆናቸውን መዘገቡ ከላይ የተገለጸውን ያረጋግጣል። ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ባለፉት 25 ዓመታት ይህ ተሠራ ወይንም ተቋቋመ የሚለካው፡ ለሕዝብ በሚያስገኘው ጥቅም ሳይሆን፥ ለአስተዳደሩ በሚያተርፈው የፕሮፓጋንዳ ዋጋ ነው የሚለካው።

እስቲ የሚከተሉትን ሁለት ዜናዎች እንመልከት፡ –

በባሌ እና አርሲ ዞኖች ባለፉት ሁለት አስርት አመታት 15 ሆስፒታሎች ተገንብተዋል

አዲስ አበባ ፣ ግንቦት 15 ፣ 2008 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) ባለፉት ሁለት አስርት አመታት ለጤናው ዘርፍ በተሰጠው ትኩረት ተጠቃሚ መሆናቸውን የባሌ እና አርሲ ዞን ነዋሪዎች ተናገሩ።

እንደነዋሪዎቹ ገለጻ ከዚህ ቀደም በአካባቢዎቹ በቂ የጤና ተቋማት እና አገልግሎት ባለመኖሩ ምክንያት ከፍተኛ ችግር ይደርስባቸው ነበር።

በጊዜው በተለያዩ ምክንያቶች የታመሙ ነዋሪዎች፥ ቶሎ ህክምናን ከማግኘት ይልቅ በእግር ጉዞና መሰል ተግባራት ከመንገላታቱም በላይ በጉዞ መሃል በርካቶች እንደሚያልፉም ነው የተናገሩት።

እናቶችም ቢሆኑ በእርግዝና ወቅት በቂ ህክምና ባለማግኘታቸው ለከፍተኛ ደም መፍሰስና ለከፋ ችግር ይጋለጡ እንደነበርም ተናግረዋል።

በሁለቱ ዞኖች ከ40 በላይ ወረዳዎች ሲኖሩ ለእነዚህ ወረዳዎች አገልግሎት የሚሰጡ ሁለት ሆስፒታሎች ብቻ እንደነበሩም ነው የሚናገሩት።

አሁን ላይ በዞኖቹ 15 ሆስፒታሎች ሲኖሩ፥ በእያንዳንዱ ወረዳ የጤና ጣቢያ እንዲሁም በየቀበሌዎቹ የጤና ኬላዎች መገንባታቸውን ጠቅሰዋል።

በዚህም የተሻለ እና ቀልጣፋ አገልግሎት እያገኙ መሆናቸውን ጠቅሰው፥ በጤና ኤክስቴንሽን ባለሙያዎች አማካኝነት በሚሰጣቸው ትምህርትም የራሳቸውንና የአካባቢያቸውን ንጽህና በመጠበቅ በሽታን መከላከል መቻላቸውን አንስተዋል።

ይሁን እንጅ የሚስተዋለው የመድሃኒትና ሌሎች የህክምና መገልገያዎች እጥረት ሊቀረፍ ይገባል ነው ያሉት።

የየዞኖቹ የስራ ሃላፊዎች በበኩላቸው፥ መሰል ችግሮች መኖራቸውን አምነው አቅርቦቱን በበቂ ሁኔታ ለማዳረስ እየተሰራ ነው ብለዋል።

ከአገልግሎት አሰጣጥ ጋር ተያይዞ ችግር በሚፈጥሩ አካላት ላይም እርምጃ እየተወሰደ መሆኑን አስረድተዋል።
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Ayder Referral University Hospital in Mekelle has become the only Government Hospital in Ethiopia to perform the first PCI

Ayder Referral University Hospital in Mekelle has become the only Government Hospital in Ethiopia to perform the first PCI (Percutaneous coronary Intervention: Placing metal stent in the artery of a heart attack patient) with the help of Dr.Henock G.Tsadik Zabher, Associate professor of Cardiology, Interventional cardiologist at Louisiana state University health sciences center, USA and Dr.Abraha hailu, cardiologist at Mekelle University Hospital.

A blocked artery in the heart due to fat deposition is the cause of heart attack. It is the leading cause of death in the western world but it is also catching up in the third world like Ethiopia due to socio-economic and life style changes.

Unfortunately countries like Ethiopia are not yet equipped to deal with this condition. A couple of private and non-profit hospitals in the capital are the only ones giving some cardiovascular services in the country and Ayder Referral Hospital has become the only Government hospital in Ethiopia with fully equipped cardiac catheterization Laboratory that has started giving services to patients in the last several months.

Unfortunately countries like Ethiopia are not yet equipped to deal with this condition. A couple of private and non-profit hospitals in the capital are the only ones giving some cardiovascular services in the country and Ayder Referral Hospital has become the only Government hospital in Ethiopia with fully equipped cardiac catheterization Laboratory that has started giving services to patients in the last several months.

The patient who underwent the heart procedure is a 42 years old man who suffered heart attack months earlier but continued to have chest pain and shortness of breath. On April 27, 2016, he underwent Heart catheterization and found to have a blocked artery that supplies the heart. A metal Drug eluting stent was placed and opened his blocked artery. He was discharged and walked out of the hospital the next morning and spent Easter holiday “Fasika” with his family.

The Cardiology unit of Ayder Referral Hospital -Mekelle -college of health sciences, has been continuously working to introduce new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in noninvasive and invasive cardiology practice and working to upgrade the capacity of its professionals and hence improve the services it delivers to the community at large. The unit gives services with noninvasive diagnostic tools, like Echocardiography, TEE, holters and stress tests and invasive services with modern Cardiac catheterization laboratory. The unit is also engaged in academics/ teaching of internal medicine residents and undergraduate medical students who would serve the community in the ever changing epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases.

It is critical, at least regional referral hospitals and some of the big hospitals in the capital like Black lion need to invest to build this life saving services at their facilities. Finally, for diaspora Ethiopians who are over 40 years old and have the above mentioned risk factors with some symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath; make sure that you get tested for Coronary artery disease.
 

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