Nigerian Air Force Trains Personnel On Newly Acquired High-Tech Medical Equipment
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recently commenced a 5-day hands-on application and upgrading training for selected medical personnel as part of its capacity building efforts to ensure adequate maintenance and serviceability of newly acquired state-of-the-art medical facilities. The training, which would provide participants with the requisite expertise in the proper handling of the equipment to avoid incessant breakdown, ends today, 26 January 2018. The equipment include Digital X-ray Machines, Fluoroscope, Digitizer, Mammography, Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS), CT Scan Machine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and are already in use in various NAF hospitals across the country.
Participants, who were drawn from various NAF medical facilities across the country, comprise 9 Radiographers, 6 Biomedical Technicians and 2 Radiologists. The training is being conducted at 461 NAF Hospital, Kaduna by seasoned resource persons and facilitators in conjunction with in-house NAF specialists. At the end of the training, participants would have been adequately equipped with the technical know-how to handle various medical equipment on the NAF inventory. Already, 2 Biomedical engineers have completed their one-year mandatory training on high-tech in Lagos while another is currently on going.
The idea behind the training is to ensure the durability of the very expensive NAF medical equipment, most of which were recently acquired. It is expected that this would further enhance the provision of adequate medical services in the NAF, as a way of sustaining the high morale of personnel and improving Civil-Military Relations in NAF host communities.
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