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CT-Scan machine intended for UDOM installled at MNH.

THE new CT-Scan machine that was installed at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), in December last year was originally designated for the Benjamin Mkapa Ultramodern Hospital of the University of Dodoma (UDOM), the government admitted yesterday.

The Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, told the Parliament yesterday that the decision was reached following the crisis that arose at the MNH.
According to the Minister, as the procurement was underway, a new machine for the UDOM hospital arrived in the country and the government decided to relocate it to national hospital where there was an urgent need.
“It was a critical moment, and MNH which is serving patients from all corners of the country needed a new machine. There was no way but reallocating the Udom machine to Muhimbili.
The good thing is, when the machine which was designated for Muhimbili arrives it will be directly sent to UDOM,” he said.
The deputy minister was responding to a question by Chemba MP Juma Nkamia, who wanted the government to publicly admit that the second CTScan that was installed in MNH was a property of UDOM, and queried when the government will buy new machine for MNH.
Dr Kigwangalla also told the parliament that the new machine has a capacity of serving 40 patients a day and the government is now assured that the service will not be missed even for a day.
“There are two operating machines right now. However, we’re not expecting that the days of miseries at MNH are a thing of the past.”

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