• Tue. Nov 22nd, 2022

UCTH upgrades its facilities for high quality medical services

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Sep 26, 2022

BY UBON EKANEM, CALABAR – In its resolve to become the epitome of delivering high quality healthcare services, the University Hospital of Calabar (UCTH) has upgraded and installed state-of-the-art medical equipment and facilities.

UCTH’s new status is the result of the federal government’s innovative approach to health care funding based on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund.

The hospital’s chief medical director, Prof. Ikpeme A Ikpeme, attributed the achievement to the government’s proactive approach to delivering effective healthcare stemming from the traumatic experience of the pandemic and the need to to assure the public that his much-vaunted rejuvenation of the health sector was no mere gimmick.

He said the fund had been disbursed to all tertiary medical institutions in the country for the upgrading and provision of state-of-the-art medical equipment and facilities, including the retraining of medical personnel, especially in areas where needs are critical.

Leading journalists to the facilities of the medical complex, Prof. Ikpeme also commended the federal government for taking such a bold step to boost and sustain the delivery of high quality healthcare in the country.

According to him, it is worth noting the electronically powered ten-bed intensive care unit (ICU), a department in which each bed is equipped with an inflatable mattress, a television screen and other high-tech medical equipment. intended for comfort and rapid recovery. of sick.

Other facilities inspected include a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned cardiac operating theater with automated cardiac surgery equipment and the radiology unit which is now equipped with ultrasound computer-assisted dialysis equipment for early detection and to the treatment of breast cancer.

After inspecting the recently completed Infectious Disease Isolation Center (IDIC), the CMD urged the media to help enlighten the public on UCTH’s new status as the best and ultimate destination for patients seeking medical affordable yet high quality health care services through medical experts in various fields of medical practice.

Commenting on the worrying trend of medical brain drain, Prof Ikpeme said the problem is an age-old phenomenon whereby experts in different fields of human endeavor migrate to seek what they consider to be “more pastures green”.