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Health News of Monday, 18 February 2019


M.R.I and CT scans to be re-commissioned in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, February 21 - Dr. Asare

Chief Executive Officer of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare has revealed that his outfit will re-commission repaired Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines, X-rays and Computerized Tomography (CT)scanning machines at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on February 21, 2019, for public use.

The machines which were damaged and ineffective have, through the help of Africano and Toshiba, have been restored and are ready for use by the facility.

"Most of you know that Korle-Bu CT and MRI machines have been non-functional, so with the help of Toshiba and Africano, we will be re-commissioning those two machines on February 21, 2019” he said.

Speaking to the media at the Africano Radiology Seminar in Accra, Dr Asare mentioned that the broken CT and MRI machines have been repaired and restored to normalcy with a one-year warranty given them by Africano Health Care.

"They have been repaired and restored, tried and tested and we have run several tests", he said.

Adding, “With the board, headed by Hon. Okoe Boye, we charged ourselves to restore everything back to normalcy so that no one leaves Korle-Bu, the premier hospital in Ghana for anything".

The hospital has, however, made provisions for backup equipment to enhance a smooth running of the 24/7 services given to patients.

The eco-station machine, which is used for measuring bones density, Radiofrequency machines, 4D ultrasound, were a few of the equipment on display at the seminar.

In an interview with the Managing Partner of Africano, Mohamed Elkaliouby, he noted that, in 2018, Africano Health Care was contacted to fix the broken MRI and CT scans in the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

“We got a report in March that some machines in Komfo Anokye and Korle-Bu had problems; In May, we started service for the machines in Komfo Anokye and finished it in May and Korle Bu we started in November this year, we finished the M.R.I in November and we just finished the CT two weeks ago, and we have next week opening of the M.R.I and CT center in Korle Bu", he stated.

Currently, Africano has been able to provide 6 MRI machines, 8 CT scans and 64 ultrasound machines in Ghana.

Africano Health care is an agent for Canon Radiology Company and is responsible for the services and maintenance of Canon and Toshiba machines in Ghana.