By Seama Lazarus
The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) has continued to break new grounds under the sterling leadership of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Henry Ugboma, with the arrival of yet another model facility for the quality health and safety of Rivers People.
Reacting to the feat, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party, nPDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said Prof. Ugboma has shown appreciable interest in the wellness of citizens and inhabitants of Rivers State and other South/South states, stressing that his commitment to sound health policy implementation is turning the UPTH into a healthy tourism site.
Recall that on Thursday, 24 September, 2020, the Management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital purchased a state of art 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI) machine.
In a statement made available to media houses, the party Chief explained that Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body.
Reeling out the benefits of the machine, Eze said the test from the MRI utilizes incredible magnets, radio waves, and a PC to make definite pictures inside the human body. He said primary care physicians can utilize this test to analyze the human body system and perceive how well a patient had reacted to treatment.
Describing Ugboma as a composite professional in his field, Eze congratulated the management team of UPTH for always putting humanity first in their policy formulation and implementation processes, stressing that posterity will be fair to them for their immense contributions to public health safety.
Appealing for more support from governments, individuals and groups to trigger more achievements, Eze called on members of the public to utilize the newly acquired facility, adding that the MRI will assist the hospital to improve on its health care service delivery to the people.