Donation of ultrasound machine

ultrasound machine

Donation of ultrasound machine

Gqeberha-based non-profit organization, KICC (Kidney, Infectious Diseases & Critical Care Association), received a generous donation of a new Mindray DC70 ultrasound machine from CompSol, together with our group of companies: Medical practice and debtors’ management company, MedSol, regional EMS service provider, Relay EMS, and Nurseify, a provider of nursing services on demand.

As a market leader in processing and managing injury on duty claims in Southern Africa, we are proud of the service we offer and to be based here in Gqeberha.

 “From the day we set foot in Port Elizabeth in July 1986 we have been blessed beyond our wildest imagination. Our roots are firmly based in the Eastern Cape and that is why we wanted to pay forward to the local community.” Fritz Lüttich, Group MD.

The newly donated ultrasound machine boasts advanced features that will assist in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate staff and improve the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill, infectious diseases and rheumatology patients. The machine allows for bedside use, providing a quick diagnosis and a better outcome for patients. With four probes, the machine allows for cardiac, vascular and abdominal as well as endocavity scanning and faster processing, resulting in ‘real-time’ clinical decision making and safer interventions. In addition, the machine will assist with better management of critically ill obstetric patients.

The aim of KICC is to support the public healthcare sector by providing quality care in the critical care unit, nephrology, infectious diseases and other related medical fields. The organisation was established in 2017 by a group of specialists with the goal of improving academic training and research in the Eastern Cape.

KICC’s objectives are achieved through improving access to quality healthcare for all, upskilling and training healthcare professionals, providing healthcare professionals with resources and tools, and granting future healthcare professionals the opportunity to successfully complete the research component of their studies. Since its establishment, KICC has made significant achievements, including funding critical care and nephrology fellows to attend congresses, funding various publications, establishing an academic training room, providing training for hundreds of doctors and undergraduates and much more.

KICC members agree that the new ultrasound machine is a tremendous addition to the care and diagnosis of patients and for further training in ultrasound use. The previous machine has since been transferred to a local medical facility for the outpatient treatment of HIV and rheumatology patients.

According to Mr Andre Strydom, a Clinical Technologist in Intensive Care, “The use of ultrasound allows you to be more proficient as a healthcare professional.

If you would like to learn more about KICC and the amazing work they do, or if you would like to donate, please contact:

KICC (Kidney, Infectious Diseases & Critical Care) 041 405 2450