EOCO investigating nationwide breakdown of MRI machines

The machines were installed in 2013 under the Mahama-led administration but they have since broken down.

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The Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scan machines have all broken down since their installation in 2013.

The situation has negatively affected patients and health workers at the various hospitals.

Many are, therefore, forced to go to private hospitals for such services where the fees are usually expensive.

In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu said: “EOCO is investigating the project that installed the MRIs in the hospitals that are not working. They have not completed their investigations so we haven’t gotten any report from them yet.”

“They were all a package from a very big loan facility that was taken for installation of some of these things and several medical equipment in hospital. And that is what EOCO is investigating,” he added.

The Mahama-led administration in 2012 acquired five new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines to be installed in five regional hospitals.

The Machines were installed by Toshiba Technologies.

The beneficiary hospitals included the Ho Government Hospital, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the Tamale Teaching Hospital and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

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