Our service in Lubumbashi, DR Congo, received new medical equipment thanks to a donation from the pharmaceutical company Union Chimique Belge (UCB). The Dr. Joseph Guislain Neuropsychiatric Centre (CNPJG) is the first centre in the province of Haut-Katanga that now has such equipment. It enables an even better diagnosis for people with a neurological disorder and offers patients the best treatment.
On Monday 20 April 2020, the two neurologists and general director of the CNPJG, Bro. Richard Kibambe, gathered to unpack the 12 boxes. The donation consists of an EMG and an EEG video device as part of further reinforcing the quality of care at the CNPJG.
For Bro. Kibambe and Bro. Simon Wumba (the superior of the community in Lubumbashi), this responds to the CNPJG's great need for better research equipment to make proper diagnoses. "We thank our partners UCB, Fracarita Belgium, Fracarita International and the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity. Thank you to all those who are committed to the CNPJG and thus contribute to quality care for the most vulnerable people in Lubumbashi".
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Doctor Marcelin Bugeme, head of the psycho-medical department, said for his part that this new equipment allows a good diagnosis and offers patients the best treatment. "These ultra-modern devices will enable us to carry out different types of research. They will be placed in the neurophysiology department of the CNPJG. With these devices, we will be able to diagnose many neurological and brain diseases."
Thanks to this donation, the CNPJG will become one of the rare health centres in the Congolese province of Haut-Katanga (and by extension the entire Democratic Republic of Congo) to have such modern equipment. The local population can only benefit from it.
Source: Congo Monde