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Table 8 Availability of essential drugs, equipment, ambulance and communication means in the facilities surveyed in the 3 health zones (HZs) in the North-Kivu Province of Eastern DRC, 2017

From: The status of emergency obstetric and newborn care in post-conflict eastern DRC: a facility-level cross-sectional study

Drugs, equipment and other infrastructures All facilities
(n = 42)
HZ of Goma HZ of Karisimbi HZ of Rutshuru
RH and
RHC (n = 6)
HC
(n = 5)
RH and
RHC (n = 6)
HC
(n = 8)
RH and
HC (n = 6)
HC
(n = 11)
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Drugs
 Injectable beta-lactams 42 (100) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 11 (100)
 Injectable metronidazole 33 (78.6) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 6 (75.0) 6 (100) 4 (36.4)
 Magnesium sulphate 19 (45.2) 6 (100) 3 [43] 6 (100) 2 (25.0) 5 (83.3) 0 (0)
 Diazepam 39 (92.8) 6 (100) 3 (60.0) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 10 (90.9)
 Anti-hypertensive drugs 26 (61.9) 6 (100) 2 (40.0) 6 (100) 6 (75.0) 5 (83.3) 1 (9.1)
 Oxytocics 42 (100) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 11 (100)
 Crystalloid fluids 42 (100) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 11 (100)
Equipment
 Foetal stethoscope 42 (100) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 11 (100)
 Blood pressure cuff 42 (100) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 11 (100)
 Filled oxygen cylinder 12 (28.9) 6 (100) 0 (0) 3 (50.0) 0 (0) 3 (50.0) 0 (0)
 Catheter for IV line 40 (95.2) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 7 (87.5) 6 (100) 10 (90.9)
 Uristix 26 (61.9) 3 (50.0) 2 (40.0) 6 (100) 5 (62.5) 6 (100) 4 (36.4)
 Neonatal IV fluid set 22 (52.4) 6 (100) 3 (60.0) 6 (100) 3 (37.5) 4 (66.7) 0 (0)
 Neonatal bag and mask 27 (64.3) 6 (100) 2 (40.0) 6 (100) 4 (50.0) 6 (100) 3 (27.3)
 Kit for uterine evacuation 28 (66.7) 4 (66.7) 4 (80.0) 5 (83.3) 4 (50.0) 6 (100) 5 (45.5)
 Aspirator 35 (83.3) 6 (100) 5 (100) 6 (100) 7 (87.5) 6 (100) 5 (45.5)
 Vacuum extractor 9 (21.4) 6 (100) 1 (20.0) 1 (16.7) 0 (0) 1 (16.7) 0 (0)
 Resuscitation table 35 (83.3) 6 (100) 4 (80.0) 6 (100) 8 (100) 6 (100) 5 (45.5)
Other infrastructures
 Ambulance† 10 (23.8) 3 (50.0) 0 (0) 3 (50.0) 0 (0) 4 (66.7) 0 (0)
 Communication means for referral‡ 16 (38.1) 6 (100) 0 (0) 6 (1009 0 (0) 3 [44] 1 [9]
  1. RH: referral hospital, RHC: referral health centre, HC: health centre, IV: intravenous
  2. †Car or motorcycle
  3. ‡Cell phone or two-way radio