No. It’s broken.
Spend any time speaking with a physician or administrator at a hospital in Uganda – or, really, in any country in Sub-Saharan Africa – and, without fail, the topic of broken medical equipment will come up.
At one hospital, a physician may show you a donated anaesthesia machine that worked once before it broke; at another, an administrator will open the door to a spare room dedicated to storing broken and inoperable equipment: the “medical device graveyard” of the hospital.
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