Northern Uganda receives First Scan Machine

Northern Uganda receives First Scan Machine

Northern Uganda has received the first Computed Tomography at St. John XXIII hospital Aber in Oyam District from the government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health.

The machine valued at Shillings 1.3 Billion will serve the people of Lango, Acholi, Teso and West Nile regions.

According to the Minister of Health,  Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, the machine will help improve the standard of care given to patients seeking services at the facility.

Acheng revealed that the government is planning to install CT and MRI machines in all regional referral hospitals across the country in the near future.

She was commissioning the machine at the hospital where she was born.

St. John XXIII Aber Hospital started in 1936 as a community health center before it was taken over by Missionaries in 1938.

Acheng encouraged operators to use the machine for the better service of the people who need help.