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Reverend James Ampofo, the President of the Ghana Society of Radiographers (GSR), has appealed to the Government to pay attention to radiography by assisting the profession to grow.

     Rev. Ampofo made the appeal at the Dungu Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) during the Fifth Biennial National Congress and Scientific Conference.

     The congress was on the theme: “Trends of Technological Advances in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy in The Past Decade,” and it was to remind all radiographers of the great innovations technology and researches had brought to their profession.

     He said the procurement of radiographers should be made possible to provide complemented service component to enable health institutions to maximize the clinical application options for value of money.

      He said the ratio of one radiographer is to 110,600 inhabitants in the country was inadequate and advocated that radiographers should be given the right tools and an enabling environment to be more efficient in clinical care of patients.

     Mr Mohammed Alhassan Sorogodoo, the District Chief Executive for Sagnarigu, said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was fast growing in all aspects of human live and health care was not an exception.

      He said in view of the relevance of ICT the Tamale Teaching Hospital now had two Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance to improve health care delivery.

     He promised to work hand in hand with the Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service and heads of other health institutions to improve the living standards of radiographers and urged them to accept postings to deprived communities.


        Mr Alexander Segbefia, the Minister of Health, in a speech read on his behalf, said the recent retooling of health facilities under the health sub-regions testified to the effort of the Health Ministry in providing conducive environment for health professionals to work.

      “With the relentless workforce of radiographers and a state of ultramodern equipment, citizenry will not see the need to travel out of the country for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”, he said.

     The Minister said good co-operation between the Health Ministry, government and other stakeholders would attempt to address the ratio of radiographers to the general population and regional imbalance.
Source: GNA

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