The Cardiac Center – Ethiopia, which first opened its doors in 1992 at Zewditu Memorial Hospital, is presently housed at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis Abeba. It has a new building, which was started in 2009 by Dr. Belay Abegaz.
Takele Yinabete, a Bahir Dar resident with a three-year-old kid, told Addis Standard that he has been waiting for his son’s turn since he was referred to the center from Bahir Dar when his boy was a baby. “I’m waiting for our turn on the follow-up.” I’m not sure when the procedure will be performed, but we’ll keep an eye out for it. I heard that the heart facility is about to close due to a shortage of funds.