Dora Nginza officially opens High-Care Burns Unit

2016-12-07 06:01
Head of Specialised Unit Dr Samir Abbas shows some of the new equipment at Dora Nginza Hospital’s High Care Burns Unit. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

Head of Specialised Unit Dr Samir Abbas shows some of the new equipment at Dora Nginza Hospital’s High Care Burns Unit. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

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THE power of what the relationship between the public and private sector can achieve is immeasurable, said Provincial General Manager Hospital Services, Dr Litha Matiwane.

Dr Matiwane was showing appreciation for the hard work between the hospital management and the private sector support during the official opening of the High-care Burns Unit at Dora Nginza Hospital recently.

“Their (doctors’ and private sector’s) understanding and appreciation of the plight of thousands of people who depend on this hospital for health services, is commendable,” said Dr Matiwana.

This KwaZakhele-based hospital has been struggling with not having a high-care unit and not enough beds for patients suffering from burns.

Dr Matiwane congratulated doctors Aydin Vehbi and Samir Abbas, whose hard work has led to the fulfilment of their dream - that of opening a unit with specialised and fitting equipment to cater for the needs of both young and old victims of burns.

“This is the first phase of the Burns Unit that has its own theatre, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and dedicated staff. We are very proud,” said Dr Vehbi.

The high-care burns unit is located in the area that used to be a Paediatric Ward.

It was provided with six new beds and patients would also receive ventilation if they needed it.

Dr Vehbi is grateful for the fact that outpatients would no longer be treated in the same high care area, but would have their own ward.

He thanked the Health Department for their support and collaboration which resulted in the fast-tracking of the decisions.

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