The construction of the specialized Diagnostic and Imaging Centre at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital is on schedule, the contractors, Atcom International Construction Company limited have revealed.
Construction of the Shillings 24 billion center, which is financed by the University of Lahore Pakistan, started last year. Once complete, the Diagnostic and Imaging Centre will include a training wing for trainee doctors from Pakistan and East African Countries.
University of Lahore Pakistan will equip the center with state of the art X-Ray, CT, scan and dental equipment. Ahmed Kalema, the Clerk of the Engineering Works at the site, says the overall construction work is complete, adding that they expect to hand over the facility by January next year.
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Muhammad Rasheed, the Construction Manager Atcom International Construction Company, says they received all the money for the project.
The facility will comprise of Ultrasound scanning rooms for students with an internationally recommended instructor- student ratio of 1:8.
It will also have a common Meeting/conference room for discussion of complicated cases and a Radiology digital platform for sharing images online with international experts.
The facility will also provide modern and reliable diagnostic services through radiology setup consisting and not limited to the 16 slice CT, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy Mammography color Doppler ultrasound and grey scale Ultra Sound Equipment.
Ereazer Mugisha, the Administrator Masaka Regional Referral Hospital says the center will ease diagnosis once complete. He says currently, the hospital struggles to carry out some medical investigations due to lack of equipment.