[ 2012-09-16 ]
New X-ray Machines For All Regional Hospitals
The Ministry of Health is to install new X-ray
machines in all regional hospitals by the end of
the year, Mr. Alban Bagbin, the Sector Minister,
He said the digital X-ray machines are equipped
with Information Communication Technology (ICTs)
and other modern gadgets. MRI and CT scans will
also be installed.
Mr. Bagbin made this known when he addressed staff
and students of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital
and the Nursing and Midwifery Training College at
separate durbars in Berekum and Sunyani as part of
his working visit to the Region.
He said the Ministry had procured the machines and
it was left to the regional hospitals to ensure
that they were installed.
Mr. Bagbin said the government sourced $267
million from the US government and that the
government had secured additional $2.5 million
loan to procure beds to refurbish the hospitals.
Mr. Bagbin said plans were far advanced for the
construction of 50 new polyclinics in the country
and the introduction of mobile clinics was on
course and had started in the Northern Region.
He mentioned Kwatire, Bomaa, Nkrankwanta,
Techimantia and Wamfie as the communities
earmarked to benefit from the polyclinics in the
The Minister said the health sector had attained
remarkable achievements in the past years
indicating that because of the introduction of
policies and programmes perennial migration of
health professionals abroad had seen drastic
At Berekum, Mrs. Monica Nkrumah, Principal of the
College, appealed for staff accommodation and an
electric power generator because she said, regular
and unannounced power outages were greatly
affecting student performance.
Source - GNA
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