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The All Nations University College has held the second Annual Biomedical International Conference with a call on African governments to give prominence to biomedical engineering in their health sector.

The two-day conference was on the theme, “Clinical Application of Biomedical Engineering” and it saw the students of the University exhibiting their inventions which are geared at supporting the biomedical engineering sector.

Mr Robert Neighbour, the Managing Director of Biomed Engineering Diamedica Company Limited in the United Kingdom, expressed worry about power fluctuations in most African countries and urged the prospective biomedical engineers to think of designing equipment that would match the situation.

He indicated that most biomedical engineering equipment used on the continent do not last and often breakdown as a result of the power fluctuations.

Mr Neighbour posited that biomedical engineering and medicine were two different professions and that African countries must decipher between the two to ensure that, their functions were made clear to avoid unnecessary rivalry.

Dr Peter Asman, a former staff of Ghana Health Service and a Managing Director for Mediwise Company Limited, said biomedical engineering was the heartbeat of technology in the health sector, stressing that, health authorities must attach seriousness to it.

He expressed worry that Ghana allowed a lot of technology and technologists to go waste when in fact it could nurture those technologies to advance the economy.

He therefore called on biomedical engineers to endeavour to get closer to the government and offer needed advice to make biomedical engineering to be established and relevant in the Health Service.

Dr Archibald Danquah-Amoah, Head of Biomedical Engineering Department of ANUC, said the University was determine to enhance research and development of equipment in Ghana and called for support.

Dr Samuel Donkor, President of ANUC, expressed his determination to make learning of engineering programmes very practical for the students and that the University would continue to look for the necessary equipment to make them available.

He said the University plans to place students in viable institutions for internship to equip them with practical experience of what they learned in the classroom.

As part of the Conference, the Ghana Society of Biomedical Engineers was launched to get all biomedical engineering professionals on board to elevate the image of the profession.
Source: GNA

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