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Government of Japan Provides 91,138 US Dollars for The Project for Improvement of X-Ray Equipment of Beit CURE Hospital Under Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

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On 9th September 2016, H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia presented on behalf of the Government of Japan, a Grant amounting to 91,138 US Dollars to facilitate the implementation of The Project for Improvement of X-Ray Equipment of Beit CURE Hospital.

Beit CURE Hospital has provided orthopedic services, neurological treatments, spine medication, ENT, and plastic surgery to more than 1,700 patients every year. Through providing these medical services, the hospital has contributed to social and economic independence among disabled citizens. However, its old analog equipment required a manual process of filming and therefore caused long waiting time among patients as well as difficulties in managing data. For the purpose of improving the access to high-quality medical service among Zambian citizens, the Government of Japan is pleased to support the implementation of The Project for the Improvement of X-Ray Equipment of Beit CURE Hospital in Lusaka, which is going to be implemented in cooperation with a Japanese private company, FUJI FILM. The new X-ray equipment can release stuff members from film processing in the photo dark room, and therefore drastically shorten time for diagnoses. In addition, digitalization of film images enables staff members to manage data more efficiently. It is also expected that the accuracy of diagnoses will be improved thanks to its high resolution.   

This project is going to be implemented in cooperation with a Japanese private company, FUJI FILM. Beit CURE Hospital is going to introduce FUJI FILM’s X-ray equipment. On the other hand, FUJI FILM SOUTH AFRICA Ltd is going to contribute by sending its technicians, to support the installation of the equipment, or providing training for hospital staff. 

Through implementing this project, it is expected that more Zambian citizens will make use of Japanese medical equipment and more Japanese companies would contribute to the development of Zambia.

 To read the speech made by H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia at this ceremony, please click here.