The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has launched investigations into the breakdown of MRI and CT scan machines at five major government hospitals in the country.
The Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) and Computed Temography (CT) scan machines at the five major government hospitals have all broken down since their installation in 2013, bringing discomfort to patients and medical practitioners at the medical facilities.
He said, “They were all a package from a very big loan facility that was taken for installation of some of these things and several medical equipment in hospital. And that is what EOCO is investigating.”
The NDC government in 2012 acquired five new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines to be installed in five regional hospitals.
The beneficiary hospitals included the Ho Government Hospital, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the Tamale Teaching Hospital and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The Machines were installed by Toshiba Technologies.