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Pan-African Congress on Radiology held in Accra

PThe 10th Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the  Pan-African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI) has been held in Accra on the theme: “Achieving the health related Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Role of radiology and imaging.”

It was attended by more than 300 participants from Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin as well as representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The president of  PACORI,  Mr Prince Rockson, said the conference among other things, discussed issues of radiation medicine nationally and internationally, saying that the organisation  was the largest platform of radiation medicine practitioners in Africa with sole aim of working together to address key issues facing radiological services on  the continent .

He urged the government to address the renumeration for the allied health workers, especially those posted to rural communities and consider  training them on new equipment to enable them to work effectively.

The Minister of Health (MOH), Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu tasked members of PACORI to accept postings in  rural communities to enable the country achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets  on health.

He charged them to use modern technology to facilitate quality services and apply safety radiation for the patients they deal with.

By Ebo Gorman

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