Lao PDR

The consequence of not considering the suitability of equipment is that, at best, it lies unused and unserviceable. Often equipment is rendered unusable because essential consumables have run out or local biomedical technicians cannot repair faults.

At worst, the consequence is inappropriate and poorly maintained equipment being used by untrained people on unsuspecting patients — with potentially disastrous results.

– MJA InSight

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