Soroti Regional Hospital to get CT scan machine

Posted on May 03, 2022
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By Teso Vibez Reporter


Soroti Regional Referral Hospital will get the Computed Tomography (CT) scan next financial year according to the MP Soroti city east Moses Attan Okia.


The Imaging Department at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital for long has been struggling to operate due to a lack of a functional X-ray machine and Computed Tomography (CT) scan.


The regional referral hospital that serves over 11 districts refers patients to private clinics to do X-rays and scans following the breakdown of the X-ray Machine at the hospital 2 years ago.


The private facilities charge between Shillings 25,000 and 50,000 for X-ray and ultra-sound scan services respectively.


Mp Attan said that the development will relieve the patients who have been spending on CT scans and X-rays services in private health facilities.


He revealed this during the Eid Elfitre prayers at Soroti Sports ground that marked the end of Ramadan, the holiest of months for Muslims.


“We have fought as MPs, you remember during the covid-19 time we came to the referral hospital here as MPs and a number of challenges were expressed, so we followed up and there is hope now that by next financial here we will have them installed,” he said.


Attan Noted that the move is aimed at reducing the suffering and poverty of the community adding that the money they would be spending to travel to Mbale and pay for private health services will be saved and used for other developmental aspects.


“If we do these interventions where our people are losing their money and they save that money, then it helps them to save and invest their money elsewhere


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