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Following approval of this innovative technology by the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority, the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) will start using the Nanox Arc on their patients in Sub-Saharan Africa in February.

The Nanox Arc is a cutting-edge piece of technology that represents a major breakthrough in the field of radiology. With its advanced cold cathode technology, it is capable of producing high-quality medical images with unprecedented speed and accuracy but at a cheaper cost than the traditional CT scan.

The Nanox Arc has the potential to revolutionize the way medical imaging is performed, leading to improved diagnosis and treatment for patients with the believe that the deployment of this technology will play a role in making Ghana a hub for medical tourism in the sub-Saharan Africa.

The UGMC Radiology Learning Centre was launched at UGMC early last year in collaboration with Forte Medical Ltd-a company that specializes in the distribution of cutting-edge imaging technology in Africa.

*A* Radiologist Specialist, at University of Ghana Medical Centre Ltd (UGMC) , *Daniel Amankrah* in an interview with the media after a brief ceremony stressed that, the Nanox Arc which is the first in the Sub-Saharan Africa can be used to scan all parts of the human body including the bones.

He said the Nanox Arc provides more images to help radiologists to see more details of what what happening in the human body at a relatively low cost and less radiation compared with the CT scan machine .

Chief Executive Officer of Forte Medical Nana Bebaako Addo said Nanax .Arc allowed radiographers to see from the front and back side of the human body during the scan through the manipulation of the Arc. Nana Addo encouraged the public to use the technology because it was easy and affordable to use.

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Meanwhile, reports indicate that the University of Cape Coast has indefinitely shut down its hospital effective Today, January 19, 2024, over the strike by senior staff.

The Senior Staff Association of the Public Universities in Ghana (SSA-UoG) and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff (FUSSAG) on Wednesday 17 January 2024, declared an indefinite nationwide strike over the blatant disregard for their welfare by the government.

The Association revealed that the government has failed to fulfill payment of their two-tier pension and overtime allowances for a long time.

The strike has resulted in the withdrawal of various services, including healthcare, administration, and security leading to the closure of the University’s hospital effective today.

According to the University’s Communication team, students, during this time are advised to seek care for minor conditions at their respective hall infirmaries.

Also, Severe conditions are to be referred to the school student’s clinic located near the Sam Jonah Library.

The Clinic it said, would be working from eight in the morning to six in the evening every day excluding weekends. The usual ongoing medical exam for fresh students has also been suspended until further notice.

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