Korle Bu Restores Broken Down MRI Machine

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine that broke down about a month ago has been repaired and patients can now access its services at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).

The machines which were installed in 2013 at the Ho Government Hospital, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the Tamale Teaching Hospital and the KBTH in Accra purportedly broke down after it ran out of helium.

According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the KBTH, Mr Mustapha Salifu, until two weeks ago, those who supplied them with helium could not do so because of an embargo placed by Qatar on other Arab states.

However, investigations by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is ongoing to unravel the mystery behind the breakdown of the MRI machines across the country.

CT scan remains broken

Mr Salifu added that technicians were working on the CT scan machines to ensure that the service was made available to patients as early as possible.

The breakdown of the machines negatively affected patients and health workers at the various hospitals forcing many to visit private hospitals for such services where the fees were more expensive.

 

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