Press Release

UNOPS is improving diagnostics capacities in hospitals across Albania

29 June 2022

  • Albania will benefit an additional capacity of 10 Digital X-Ray systems, 4 CT scanners, 1 Angiography system

As a part of the COVID-19 emergency response project, implemented by UNOPS in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection through a World Bank loan, the first 128-slice CT scanner room was handed over to the hospital of Shefqet Ndroqi. This is one of the latest UNOPS deliveries aimed at improving the diagnostics capacity in 15 imaging centers covering 13 hospitals across Albania. Through this effort, Albania will benefit an additional capacity of 10 Digital X-Ray systems, 4 CT scanners, 1 Angiography system.

This high-tech equipment will enable radiologists to increase the speed and quality of diagnostic services for the coming decade. In addition to renovating radiology rooms, UNOPS provided state-of-art equipment, including four CT scanners, ten Digital X-Rays and one Angiography unit.  In July most of the renovated radiology rooms will receive additional equipment.

Caption: UNOPS handing over the first 128-slice CT scanner room to 'Shefqet Ndroqi' hospital in Tirana
Photo: © UNOPS Albania

In parallel UNOPS has progressed significantly with renovation works at the Infectious Diseases Clinic (IDC) within the Mother Teresa Hospital in Tirana.  The works, worth EUR 5.61 million, will transform the IDC into a state-of-the-art modern clinic serving more than 10,000 patients a year.  After renovation, the clinic will have 16 emergency beds, 8 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 87 ward beds and improve life-saving medical services to the people in need.

Caption: Infectious Diseases Clinic in Tirana
Photo: © UNOPS Albania

During a recent inspection visit to the Clinic the Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Minister of Health Ogerta Manastirliu noted: "We have conducted the procurement procedures through UNOPS to guarantee the best standards and meeting deadlines"

UNOPS is improving diagnostics capacities in hospitals across Albania

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