The management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital with support from Mindray, a medical equipment manufacturing company in China, on Wednesday inaugurated a state-of-the-art analyzer laboratory (SAL 6000) to aid effective health care delivery.
Mr Maurice Nyamekye, Executive Director of Lynch Medical Services and representative of Mindray in Ghana, said the machine was the first of its kind to be installed in the country, and comes with higher version.
He said the equipment would be able to take care of all chemistries and hormones, including liver function test, kidney or renal test, diabetic test, cancer test, and leukemia test. Mr Nyamekye said the machine could screen up to about 2,000 cases in a day, adding that, five engineers had been trained to manage the equipment at the hospital.
Dr Daniel Asare, the Chief Executive Officer of Korle-Bu Hospital, thanked Mindray for the collaboration, describing the initiative as financial reengineering. He said the machine cost $411,000 but was presented to the hospital by Mindray free of charge and it behoves the hospital to take care of its maintenance.
The CEO said the machine was certified by the International Standard Authority to be used in the country. He said the hospital was committed to improving health care delivery, saying that, “we want to make sure that, the standard of care in the hospital, which is a premier hospital, is maintained”.