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Skill development, training can strengthen healthcare system’


To strengthen the healthcare system, stakeholders have advocated for training and skill development of healthcare professionals.

Specifically, they maintained that it was important to train and equip clinicians to improve patients’ satisfaction both from public and private healthcare providers.
Already, General Manager, West, Central and French Sub-Saharan Africa, GE Healthcare, Eyong Ebai disclosed that GE Healthcare in collaboration with ECHOLAB Radiology and Laboratory Services has held two medical clinical workshops and trained over 200 healthcare professionals.


He said the training focused on topics that included Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in stroke management, among other topics, which will help practitioners, optimise their work.
“We are honoured to collaborate with ECHOLAB to ensure Nigeria’s medical professionals are equipped with the right skills to continue providing better outcomes for patients.
“Rapidly developing technologies and constant updates in procedures mean that staff needs to continually re-evaluate their training needs. 
“GE Healthcare’s objectives with the workshops are to provide equipment’s users with opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills to optimise equipment usage, clinical practice and patient care,” Ebai said.
Sales and Marketing Director, ECHOLAB, Pius Ihimekpen said the mission was to provide world-class practice delivery of diagnostic services in Nigeria as the ultimate one-stop-shop with a full range of diagnostic services to investigate a wide range of illnesses and conditions.
He added that the training delivered in collaboration with, “GE Healthcare is important in our experts to keep up with technological advancements in the healthcare industry and to remain relevant in providing patient-centred services.”


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