The Belau National Hospital recently received a Transcutaneous Bilirubin Meter (Bili-Chek) donation from the Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital (SKH). A Bili-Chek is a machine that can detect bilirubin levels without using needles or other invasive procedures. The machine is simply placed on the skin and the levels are automatically detected. [restrict]
High levels of bilirubin, if left undetected or untreated in newborn babies, can cause brain dysfunction or brain damage. Dr. Shu-Chi Mu, a former chief for the Pediatric Department of Shin Kong Hospital, donated the Bili-Check donated the Bili-Chek to Belau National Hospital to improve the testing of bilirubin for newborns. The donation was received on behalf of the hospital by Palau Minister of Health Dr. Emais Roberts.
Dr. Mu has visited Palau twice as part of the team from Shin Kong Hospital that provides medical services to Palau’s community. During her visit this year, she noticed that bilirubin levels for newborns were detected through blood tests and the use of needles. Dr. Mu donated the Bili-Chek to improve the hospital’s testing procedures.
“This really makes our practice easier. It’s a blessing for the newborns in Palau. Thank you Shin Kong Hospital,” said Dr. Yuriko Becheserrak, a pediatrician from the Belau National Hospital.
Shin Kong Memorial Hospital is a renowned medical facility in the Republic of China—Taiwan with specialty departments in over forty (40) medical fields. The hospital has a current partnership with the Belau National Hospital and has provided medical assistance through specialist consultations & missions for over ten years. In addition, the hospital has also donated numerous supplies and medical equipment in order to improve the quality of healthcare provided to the people of Palau. SKH also conducts the Taiwan Medical Program which is funded by the Republic of China—Taiwan Government.
The Ministry of Health expresses its deepest gratitude to Dr. Mu and the Skin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital for the continued support over the years.
(standing left to right): Minister of Health Dr. Emais Roberts, MOH Director of Clinical& Hospital Services Dr. Ngirachisau Mekoll, MOH Director of Hospital Administration & Support Services Darnelle Worswick, MOH International Health Coordinator Damien O. Wally, (sitting, left to right): SKH Medical Program Coordinator ChingHwa Lin, Dr. Shu-Chi Mu, and MOH Director of Nursing Antonnette Merur
(left to right): MOH Director of Hospital Administration & Support Services Darnelle Worswick, MOH Pediatrician Dr. Yuriko Becheserrak, Dr. Gregory Dever, SKH Medical Program Coordinator ChingHwa Lin, and Palau Minister of Health Dr. Emais Roberts with the Bilirubin Meter (Bili-Chek) donated by Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital (SKH) [/restrict]