Daily Trust (Abuja)

18 January 2013

Nigeria: Kubwa Hospital Gets New Radiology Unit

A new radiology unit with a functional X-ray unit and ultra sound scanning machine was last Tuesday commissioned at Kubwa General Hospital.

During the commissioning, Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya, said radio-diagnosis is a very important aspect of health care delivery.

He said the new radiology unit with a functional X-ray unit and ultra sound scanning machine that has activity for cardiac monitoring (Echocardiography) will greatly complement the existing services in the hospital and bring about qualitative health care services to Kubwa residents.

The secretary listed some of the hospital's transformations as upgrading and commissioning of the eye centre, opening of the maternity wing, dental unit and mortuary services.

Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Ahmed Danfulani, said the hospital will soon get a complete MDG building and four flats meant to accommodate interns.

He said the Medical and Dental Council will visit the hospital to enhance the issuance of accreditation towards the commencement of training of house officers.

The medical director said such training will not only translate to increased manpower, but would also facilitate services rendered in the hospital.

On the maintenance of the equipment, he said the hospital signed an agreement with various companies that supplied the equipment to ensure regular servicing of the equipment.

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