TASH launches New Cath Lab Machine

The Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) of Addis Ababa University’s College of Health Science inaugurated newly equipped and renovated advanced cardiac care site and Cath Lab Machine at the 4th floor of TASH major operation room on May 11, 2017.

Dr. Wulataw Chane, Clinical Service Director of the College, noted that the installation and inauguration of this modern cath lab machine was completed through the collaboration between TASH of the College of Health Science and the FDRE Ministry of Health.

The Clinical Service Director stated that it is the duty of their institution to provide medical service for the numerous patients in the country who suffer from cardiac disease and that they have been working hard for the last eight years to arrive at this day. Then he declared the cath lab machine officially open for service underscoring the milestone the moment represents to patients and the entire staff of TASH.

Dr. Dawit Wondimagegn, Dean of the College of Health Science, said: ‘’as our hospital is one of the oldest tertiary care institutions in the country, it is proving itself as the trailblazer of better medical service provision in the country by introducing modern and latest technologies in the world. The installation of this machine is another demonstration of that very fact.”

Dr. Berhanu Nega, Cardiac Surgeon and one of the active participants in the program, said that he would like to extend his recognition and appreciation for all participants who stood in support of the program, singling out the missionaries that helped over the last couple of years for praise.


Prof. Admasu Tsegaye, President of the AAU, noted: ‘’our hospital is one of the largest learning and medical service institutions; we are expected to make a lot of changes. This encouraging and effective job is really appreciable. If you have an initiation and commitment to bring this kind of change, the government is open to support you by any means.”

Prof. Admasu also shared his concern that lack of media coverage on the launching of the service would keep people in the dark about the presence of the service, urging the media to carry out their duties in that regard.

Minister of the FDRE Ministry of Health, Prof. Yifru Birhan, gave his testimony that he saw the machine bring relief to some patients. He also appreciated the dedication that went into the program, extended his gratitude to the manager of the company that installed the machine and everyone who participated in the program.

The Minister then reiterated his continued support for the hospital as well as the university and called for the completion of the cardiac care center under construction.

High government officials, Professionals and members of missionary groups from Norway, Sweden and Denmark attended the program.