Mbarara referral hospital has received an ultrasound scan as a donation from seed global health.
The machine which is estimated at about ugx70 million – according to Allan Nsubuga from seed global health,was received by Halson Kagure who is the hospital relations officer representing the director Dr Celestine Barigye,on May 20,2022.
In his remarks, Kagure commended the donor adding that the machine is an addition to some which they already have in the hospital.
“This points to curbing down instances where patients tend to overwhelm the available machines or some missing out on proper diagnosis though we have been giving the best to our patients,” Kagure added. Previously,Dr Celestine had told journalists that equipping the hospital with enough diagnostic machines would ease the ways of carrying out tests from samples. To Dr. Barigye,such equipment is critical in health care set-up adding that without them the entire ecosystem risks stalling.
Ultrasound scan plays an important role to diagnose different parts of body where pain is emanating. These also detect changes in the internal body organs.
Meanwhile, Dr. Suzan Nabbadde Ndidde, commissioner in charge of laboratory at the ministry of health appealed to Mbarara regional referral hospital management to compile the list of equipment needed in new laboratories. She was leading a team to assess the status of multi billion laboratories at same hospital set to be opened early June.