Kogi Becomes Africa Medical Hub as Okene Reference Hospital Install Signa Prime MRI

...second in the World

Reference Hospital Okene
Photo credit: Oluwatosin Adeniyi/ Facebook

By Onoja Johnson


The continent of Africa may no longer need to seek certain medical attention from abroad anymore as the determination of a Nigerian governor to end overseas medical trips has earned the continent a Signa prime 1.5T MRI Scanner, installed in Okene Reference Hospital, Nigeria.

The Okene reference hospital, built by the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, will be remembered for more than its world-class edifice and structure; it has now become the world’s second hospital to perform technolocal driven scanning.

The Signa prime MRI scanner is the latest innovation from General Electric, a well-known American company known for manufacturing world-class healthcare equipment and other machines. The SIGNA Prime is a whole-body magnetic resonance scanner with high resolution, a high signal-to-noise ratio, and quick scan times.

According to the manufacturer, MR employs a reconstruction algorithm to convert raw image data into an image. The new intuitive user experience makes the signa prime MRI scanner user-friendly and efficient for daily operations for the first time.

In addition, the newly built state of the art Reference Hospital, has a fully installed and functioning Medical Oxygen Production Plant that was test run for 40hours non-stop earlier this week.

The trending development has boosted Governor Bello’s popularity and elevated him above all current African leaders in terms of medical infrastructure development.

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