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SA hospitals received high-end ICU beds and other medical equipment from Czechia

On 15 June 2021, the last of the five South African State hospitals, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, received high-end hospital beds and other various medical equipment in total value 15 million rand donated by the Czech Republic. The delivery has been part of the donation of the government of Czechia to South Africa to fight the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

Other South African hospitals that benefited from the program and obtained advanced medical equipment earlier this month were Groote Schuur Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape, Addington Hospital in Durban and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Gauteng. The total value of the donation of the Czech Republic to South Africa, authorized by the Department of Health, is to the value of R15 million. The equipment includes High-end ICU beds, medical ICU beams, electro-coagulators for electro-surgeries, modular ICU furniture, UV room disinfectors, protective suits, inflatable tents, bio boxes with decontamination modules, decontamination water machines, isolation and transport chambers and other medical and hospital equipment produced by Czech companies, namely Linet, Ego Zlín, SMT-Praha, MZ Liberec, Semita and Profil Nábytek.

All the cost of the goods, transport, installation and training has been funded by the Government of Czechia and arranged by the Czech Embassy in Pretoria as part of the special humanitarian project fighting Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. The installation of the equipment and training of South African staff and after sale assistance & service has been provided by the local representative of Linet in South Africa, a South African company, Phodzo Medical.

Author: Mr. Viktor Dolista, Economic and Trade Counsellour of the Embassy of the Czech Republic

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Donation of Czech Medical Equipment to South Africa