By: Ahmed Alhaj (Site Admin)
Khartoum, Sudan – Seventeen persons working atNational Authority for Prosthetics and Orthotics (NAPO) centers have completed afive-day course in computerized patient management run jointly by theInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the National Authority, a statement issued by the ICRC said in Khartoum.
"We are very pleased that employees ofNAPO rehabilitation centers from all over Sudan participated in this course," commented Pascal Hundt, head of the ICRC delegation in Sudan. "Being able to usethe new software will make the participants' work easier."he explained.
The statement said the computerized management system makes it possible to followup on patients more quickly and efficiently, not least because the data arecentralized and better secured.
"If a patient interrupts his therapy or movesfrom one centre to another, treatment can easily be resumed. Another advantageof the software is that it can be adapted to the Arabic language. AfterAfghanistan, MyanmarandCambodia, Sudan is the fourth country where the ICRCis introducing the new computerized patient management system. "
The statement pointed out that NAPO rehabilitation centers provide patientswith prostheses, orthoses, walking aids and physiotherapy.
The ICRC has beenworking with the centers since 1990. It currently supports seven NAPO centers, located in Damzain, Dongola, Gedaref, Kadugli, Kassala, Khartoum and Nyala, and a mobile clinic.
"Between January andSeptember 2011, these centerstreated over 2,500 patients" the ICRC statement pointed out.
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