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Ogun: FMC Acquires N240million Ultra CT Scan Machine

The newly acquired Ultra CT Scan Machine
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - As parts of plans to reposition the federal health institution and provide quality health service to the community, the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State has acquired a Computed Tomography Ultra Scan machine worth N240 million naira for the scanning of body parts.

The Medical Director, Prof Musa Olomu who disclosed this with newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday said it became imperative to have the CT scan so that the centre can compete with other teaching hospitals across the country. 

Prof. Olomu explained that the CT scan would perform a lot of radiological investigations such as the photo endoscopy and solid endoscopy.

He however boasted that, the new machine would reduce the endless stress of the nurses in performing radiological service on patients in Lagos and at the same time improve the output productivity of the health centre. 

He said, “One of the things we are doing is to ensure that this place is upgraded into a world class standard and one of the areas that we are focusing on is our radiology department. 

“Though, we are not leaving any of the specialties behind. One of the promises is that we will get a CT scan machine into the centre and we thank God that this machine has arrived from United Kindgom, it is fully installed and fully functional. 

“It is a 64 sight CT machine and it can perform a lot of radiological investigations such as the photo endoscopy and solid endoscopy. Aside from the brain investigations, it can scan any part of the body, it is quite functional. 

“I think we are one of the centres that would get this type of thing in the whole south western Nigeria in all the tertiary health institution and we thank God for this. The cost is quite enormous; we bought it at the rate of 240 million naira. 

“The machine has a lot of added advantages to the medical centre because, our nurses always have to go to Babcock which is about 50 km from here; or LASUTH which is close to 100km from here or Igbobi before we can get this investigations done”. 

The Medical Director however said the centre is embarking on partnership with electronic company, Philips to establish Cath lab, among others. 

He added, “Philips are ready to partner with us, we have agreed upon quite a lot of things, we have agreed on establishment of a Cath lab. Cath lab has some relationship with the heart, chest”. 

Prof. Olomu also disclosed that all plans have been put in place for the establishment of the University of Medicine. 

He said, “By the special grace of God, we will get finally this month the university’s law, brief and the master plan. 

“The planning and the transition committee will be inaugurated at the end of this month and they will swing into action. 

“As at yesterday, some of the investors are still willing to invest $750 million into this project. 

“We are not looking back at all, we are adamant on establishing this university, it is something that eroded us some 21 years ago when university of Ibadan teaching hospital was to be establish here.  

“We encourage them to come down to FMC, running down LUTH, LASUTH or other teaching hospital, I think they are just putting too much stress on their selves. 

“If you approach FMC, we have this equipment that will do this necessary information. We have competent hands because quite a large numbers of our radiology have been well trained”.

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