Egyptian engineers to install scanners

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TWO biomedical engineers from Egypt travelled to Chimbu yesterday to start installing CT and MRI scanners at the Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Kundiawa General Hospital.
Ayman Massan Mohamed Osman and Hussein Said Hussein Hemdan arrived in Port Moresby and then travelled to Chimbu.
Hospital chief executive officer Dr Harry Poka said the installation would take about a month.
He said the machines would give healthcare at the hospital and in the Highlands a major boost.
“Currently, only two hospitals in PNG have MRI and CT scan services and they are Port Moresby General Hospital, the only public hospital, and the Pacific International Hospital,” Poka said.
He said the operation of the CT and MRI scan machines required high internet speed and they had arranged with Digicel for internet connections.
“The engineers and manufacturers of the machines will train our local doctors to operate and maintain these machines,” Poka said.
The CT and MRI machines were imported from Dubai and arrangements were made between the hospital and professors in Cairo, Egypt to train and develop capacity for local doctors to operate the machines.

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