This kind of new is what really thrills me… some degree of progress in our health system. I gathered that the machine, soon to be delivered to the University College Hospital Ibadan, is for the treatment of cancer.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) records the Chief Medical Director, Prof Temitope Alonge as saying that the Cobalt 60 radiation machine would be delivered to the hospital before the end of November. About the new purchase, Prof Alonge said,
“The Cobalt 60, was purchased from Panacea Biotec Company of India, and would be ferried to Nigeria within the next few weeks.“Panacea is one of the three largest biotech companies in India, involved in research, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical formations, vaccines and natural products.“What we are saying in essence is that we took our time to investigate before purchasing and we believe the best machine that will effectively cater to the needs that it is intended for, is the Co-60.The company is responsible for installation of the machine, and radiotherapy technicians, maintenance engineers and mould room technicians, will all be trained in the management of this equipment.’’