The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has commissioned a brand new digital X-ray machine, the first of its kind in Cape Coast and in Ghana.
The commissioning of the X-ray machine was done with the support of Midwex group, a technology driven company which is mainly into telecoms and health and has partnership with Fujifilm based in Japan.
According to the country manager of Midwex Group, Mr. George Tabirih, the digital X-ray machine has features suitable for environments stricken with energy challenges since it comes with a generator that is able to sustain the machine for five hours continuously in case of blackout.
He said, “The radiographer can take 50 exposures; 750 clients in case of blackout and this is good for an environment that has energy problems like sub-Sahara Africa”.
Brand new digital X-ray Machine for Cape Coast Teaching Hospital
Speaking to the media, the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Dr. Eric Kofi Ngyedu was optimistic the X-ray machine will serve its purpose.
He noted, “The machine has come at a time the hospital is on a very fast drive to moving towards its vision of the kind of work its class in tertiary healthcare delivery, medical education and research. We train medical students here and we are at the verge of securing accreditation through the Ghana of Physician Service to train radiologist and this machine placement is going to aid us in moving towards the achievement”.
He added, “This high resolution machine which is first of its kind in Ghana is going to enable patients get the best energy out of the technology available. This is a machine that can take any number of patients in a day. It has certain features that will minimize unnecessary radiation to patients. So definitely it is going to improve on access of our clients to healthcare services in our region”.
On his part, the managing director of Midwex Group, Mr. Khalil Amiroune pledged the commitment of the group to ensuring the effective functioning of the X-ray machine.
SOURCE : CLAUDIA MENSAH/ATL FM NEWS