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Introduction
Health Equipment Repair Organisation was established in the year 1971 as a Pilot Project funded by UNICEF and Maharashtra Government. The main objective is to maintain and repair various hospital equipment including cold chain equipment in the institutes and hospitals at rural level.

Activities of Health Equipments Repair Units Features of Health Equipments Repair Units
Maharashtra State Health System Development Project
The post of Bio-Medical Engineer is kept under the Administrative control of Respective Dy. Director of Circle. The Health Equipment Maintainance and Repair Work Shop have been Established under Maharashtra Health System Development Project and proposal regarding additional strength and proper facilities have been submitted to concerned Government Department Maharashtra State Public Health Department Resolution Dated 26/5/04. 44 Post have been sanctioned and proposal for total 78 Post has been submitted vide this Office Letter Dated 17 September 2004. The proposal of total 91 posts have been submitted to government which is under consideration of government.

Categorization of Equipment for Maintenance
It was decided by MHSDP and World Bank in the period 1999 to 2005.

Human Resources
Organisation Structure
Health equipment maintainance workshop Head Quarter at Pune.

Circle Level Units
One at each circle (total 8 units in the state)

District Level
One technician attached to district healh office at each district to maintain cold chain equipment except new district attached to district healh office.
Objectives of Health Equipments Repair Units Status
The HER Units have carried out maintenance and Repair of Health Equipment and Cold Chain Equipment during 1993 to 2006(upto May) as shown below.
Sr.No. Year Cold chain equip repaired. Cold chain equip inspected. Hospital equipment repaired Hospital equipment inspected
1 1993 1395 2928 3801 1997
2 1994 1034 4640 4896 1532
3 1995 1414 5888 3787 4099
4 1996 1244 10571 4630 2130
5 1997 1555 10818 3140 1811
6 1998 1288 8293 3168 2211
7 1999 1274 8135 2979 1521
8 2000 1830 8382 2631 822
9 2001 1567 8220 3096 1288
10 2002 1637 5634 3528 2517
11 2003 1290 4478 3741 4701
12 2004 953 3509 3732 5145
13 2005 3036
7797
3659
4024
14 2006 5414 9845 3248 5907

Present availability of Cold Chain Equipment
Total Cold Chain Equipment: 6363
Out of order Cold Chain Equipment: 64
Percentage of out of order Equipment: 1.0%

Strategy