Consultant and Teaching Hospital for the Lake and Western zones of the United Republic of Tanzania
::Bugando Medical Centre
BUGANDO MEDICAL CENTRE LAUNCHES A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING IN EAST AFRICA WITH A DONATION OF 200,000 USD FROM TOUCH FOUNDATION (US).
The president (chairman),Mr. Lowell Byran and Board Members of Touch Foundation has visited Bugando Medical Centre (BMC)
today ( 4-July 2019) to attend the launching of BMC centre of Excellence for Biomedical Engineering in East Africa.
Due to the continued improvement that have been shown by Bugando Medical Centre Management in servicing the community on
health the Touch Foundation, have been impressed and decided to donate 200,000 USD to establish the Center of Excellence
for Biomedical Engineering in Africa, said President Byran.
In associate to that Prof. Abel Makubi , the General Director of BMC said that this modern workshop launched today has an
important opportunity for BMC and the whole Lake Zone, Hence that it will improve the quality of health service through
in-house maintenance and repair of medical equipment ,Construction of a workshop for Biomedical Engineering ,Supporting
maintenance and repair of other facilities and Training of biomedical engineers in the Lake Zone.
Mr. Alcard F. Lwehabura, Biomedical Technologist and Head of Engineering Department at BMC stated that with the modern Workshop
the capacity of biomedical department will improve in the following areas ; space for tools, dedicated work space for our Biomedical
, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, testing safety and functionality for every maintenance job.
Apart from that BMC Management under the leadership of Prof. Makubi has contributed 25,000USD for modern
workshop and also has great thanks to the donor Mr. Claudio Ferro and all board members of Touch Foundation for their hospitality
to help BMC zonal Referral Hospital, together with TBL for the supporting of technical skills and training.