29 June 2008

PR# 2008-293

ISAF delivers computers to children’s hospital

Italian Col. Andrea Mulciri shakes hands with Dr. Al-Haj Khalilullah, director of Kabul’s Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, in front of one of the new computers ISAF troops installed in the hospital June 25.

KABUL, Afghanistan — ISAF troops delivered several donated computers and network equipment to main paediatric hospital here June 25.

Members of the Italian forces with Regional Command-Capital, including Col. Andrea Mulciri, set up the new computer system for Indira Gandhi Children Hospital and the hospital’s director, Dr. Al-Haj Khalilullah.

These computers begin the implementation of the hospital information system. The Italian organization Informatici Senza Frontiere (Computers Without Borders) developed the open-source, royalty free software designed for the management of clinical records.

Regional Command-Capital’s specialists installed the new systems in the administration department, emergency room reception and the out-patient department, where everyday about 1,000 new young patients visit.

This project is part of a wider program for the improvement of the Kabul region hospitals capabilities. The ISAF troops will provide similar capabilities to the clinics in the Surobi district.

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