USAID handed over one unit of mobile ICU to the MoH

USAID handed over one unit of mobile ICU to the MoH

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DILI 2 february 2023 (TATOLI)- United Nations International Development Agency officially handed over a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the Minister of Health, to strengthen and improve the health intensive care system.

USAID Mission Director in Timor-Leste, Zemma Semunegus said it is an honor to join in a handed-over ceremony for the ICU mobile from USIAD to MoH.

“It is great pleasure to participate in a handing over ceremony, the mobile ICU is a technology that gives a great change in the health sector in Timor-Leste,’’ The USAID Mission Director in Timor-Leste, Zemma Semunegus said in her remarks, in NHGV, thusday.

She added that USAID is a great permanent partner with the Indo-Pacific of the United States for its outstanding commitment to supporting Timor-Leste for a very long time, saying therefore this project is an example of this partnership.

The support included: Nine modern ICU beds and one nurse station complete with electronic nurse reminders by the United States defense department, and one reservation of electricity generator and circulation filter oxygen technology, efficacy in eliminating bacteria and viruses.

“This ICU unit can respond to the needs of people with disability and also can be used to support hospital operations for covid-19 patients and non-covid-19 patients, who are staying in the ICU rooms,” Zema Zemungut explained. 

She stressed that this modern health facility is of high quality of international standard and helps the Timor-Leste health system to respond to the treatment for intensive cases.

The commander of Indo – Pacifist John Aquilino said the delivery of the mobile ICU as part of a $2.3 million contribution from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in cooperation with the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), to strengthen long-term health security in Timor-Leste.

The new ICU includes nine beds, delivering a 150 percent increase in capacity at the National Hospital in Dili, and modern health technology to provide high-quality health care for the Timorese people.

The deputy minister of Health, Bonifácio Dos Reis Mau Coli said on behalf of the Government of Timor-Leste through the Minister of Health would like to express the greatest gratitude to the Embassy of the United States of America in Timor-Leste in cooperation with the command Indo-Pacific and coordination with USAID in Timor-Leste to hand over mobile ICU unit.

It is solidarity support to strengthen and improve Timor-Leste’s national health system, aiming to have more improvement in Timorese people’s health and well-being in the national municipality, post administrative and villages, and also for every family across the country.

“Particularly provide and improve health system of intensive cares service in National Hospital of Guido Valdares in Dili,” He concluded



Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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