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Aug 6, 2015

Dr. Adrian Coye Says CT Scanner is Operational Once Again

Adrian Coye

A similar concern had been raised about the diagnostic X-ray scan.  The CT scanner has been out of service for quite some time and it was only on Friday of last week that the machine was finally repaired.  Dr. Coye, in offering comment on the bed crisis, briefly commented on the issue of the CT scanner.

 

On the Phone: Dr. Adrian Coye, C.E.O., K.H.M.H.

“Regarding the CT Scan again, that has been a big trouble for the…yes the CT Scan hadn’t been working for a while. We were able to have it fixed last week Friday and so we’ve been doing and perhaps done about thirty CT scans since then. It is still working. It is ten years old; it is the workhorse of the country. It used to do a hundred and eighty scans a month and at some point, with that kind of use and overuse, it will have its challenges at ten years. And I’m not making any excuses in that regard, but we as management and hospital have been very concerned about our patients who are in need of a CT scan during their times of emergencies; in fact, we have acted as a middle man in terms of we facilitated patients going for CT scans in the private sector. In fact, we received the bill as a hospital just to make sure that this does not become a problem for patients in terms of care. So we’ve tried our very best to close those gaps along the way.”

 

On July sixteenth, K.H.M.H. was also forced to suspend elective surgeries when its staff undertook a go-slow at the hospital during negotiations for a salary increase.  But this time around, it was the hospital that is suspending elective surgeries. 

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