Support to Maintenance Services Programme, DoHS (2009- July 2014)
MEH Consultants, in partnership with EPOS Health Management GmBH, provided technical assistance to the Physical Assets Management unit of the Management Division at the Department of Health Services, to streamline the outsourcing of maintenance work of biomedical equipment in public health facilities (Mid-western, and Far-western regions). This work included conducting a through inventory of each and every medical equipment present in the health facilities in the two regions, and awarding a contract for maintenance of these equipment to a private party. After contract award, we were responsible for monitoring the performance of the maintenance contractor, and to provide technical assistance to the PAM unit for issues such as invoice verification, and other technical matters.
Rapid Inventory Assessment of Biomedical Equipment in public hospitals in the Eastern, Central, and Western Regions of Nepal (Dec 2013-Mar 2014)
MEH Consultants, in partnership with EPOS Health Management GmBH, conducted a rapid inventory assessment of biomedical equipment in public health institutions (selected PHCCs, all district hospitals, all zonal hospitals, all regional and sub-regional hospitals, regional medical stores, and district public health offices) in the Eastern, Central, and Western development regions of Nepal. The assignment was funded by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). Our teams, consisting of a team leader/manager, and a bio medical engineering technician (BMET), performed an initial technical assessment of biomedical equipment (ranging from suction machines to ECGs and beyond), and collected various technical parameters of the equipment. The teams used Android powered tablets to collect the data, which were transmitted, via the internet, to cloud based servers. A real time data monitoring application was created to track the progress of the teams, and have up-to-date data for analysis, while the teams were still in the field.