The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) is upscaling its service in line with healthcare needs of its various patients, an official has disclosed.
Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme, Chief Medical Director of UCTH, disclosed this while conducting newsmen round the facility as part of his two years achievement in office as CMD.
He said that modern equipment have been installed in various departments in the hospital with a view to curb the migration of persons moving out of the state for medical services.
He said that in the Department of Radiology, his administration had acquired a Direct Digital Xray System, 4D Ultra Sound Scanner and a 32 Slight City Scanner.
He explained that patients who visited the hospital for radiologic intervention would not have to go outside the state for the service any longer.
The CMD said that the hospital has automated its laboratories, with the medical microbiology laboratory been a designated Magnetic Resonance Imaging laboratory in the state.
“We have also introduced new services in the hospital, for instance, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we have introduced laparoscopy surgery and histeroscopy surgery.
“In the Dental Clinic, we have remodelled the clinic with state of the art machine so that nobody needs to go out of the state for his/her dental service anymore,” he said.
The CMD also said that hospital was deploying an Electronic Health Information Management System with the aim of migrating from the paper clerkship system to an electronic system.
“The level of work done is about 60 per cent because the financial module has been set up completely, and we are doing this from one department to the other. NAN