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Healthcare: Radiologists Urge FG, Stakeholders To Improve Service Delivery

Healthcare: Radiologists Urge FG, Stakeholders To Improve Se

The Association of Radiologists in Nigeria (ARIN) has urged the Federal government and other critical stakeholders to increase commitment to the improvement of service delivery, training and research in healthcare.

Professor Sule Sa’idu, the President of ARIN who spoke during the 5th Annual General Meeting & Scientific Conference of the Association, said that such commitment will certainly help to curtail health tourism abroad

“As we approach 2023, I appeal to all professionals to engage our politicians and other policymakers in order to proffer solutions to our challenges with a view to harnessing our God-given talents and resources so as to develop a prosperous country that can stand tall in the comity of nations.”

Also speaking, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the Chairman of the Occasion and Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeriahinted that the ‘Japa’ syndrome is a global phenomenon which is not peculiar to Nigeria alone.

“Ghana which is our neighbouring country lost about 3,000 registered nurses to the UK in Q3 alone.

"When you look at the size of Ghana and you hear that they lost 3,000 in a quarter, just imagine the implication of such on their healthcare if it happened every quarter.

“In healthcare, artificial intelligence enables better prediction analysis, improves the efficiency of the diagnosis process, and cost optimization in the provision of healthcare to patients.” 

 The Keynote Speaker, Professor Daniel Alexander, while speaking on the theme, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Radiology – Challenges, progress and opportunities in Africa’, urged Nigerian healthcare practitioners to embrace technology and the evolution of some of the equipment they are using in the delivery of healthcare services.

Alexander said that as practitioners they must be open to new ways of doing things, saying, “The equipment you use a few years ago may be obsolete today as the world keeps researching how to do things better.”

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