Government has procured a Computer Tomography (CT) scan machine for the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH).
The machine arrived at Q.E.C.H on 30 June and is expected to respond to cases involving stroke or head trauma.
Speaking to YONECO FM online ministry of health spokesperson Joshua Malango said the coming in of the machine will assist government to cut costs incurred when patients who required CT x-rays were referred to private hospitals.
“We used to send patients who required CT examination to Mwaiwathu private hospital where government was paying heavily for that service but now we are relieved and all this will be done at Q.E.C.H.”
“The machine will enable us to assist many patients because some may have been on the waiting list at Mwaiwathu and also delayed because of lack of funds.”
As it stands only two of the country’s central hospitals have CT scan machines, Kamuzu Central and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospitals.