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Marie Stopes unveils Ultrasound Scanning machines

By Ibrahim Tarawallie

Maries Stopes Sierra Leone has unveiled its newly installed Ultrasound Scan machines for improved healthcare delivery.

The new machines, equipped with imaging technologies, will offer quality ultrasound scan services to clients at the organization’s centers in Freetown, Bo, Kabala, Kono, Makeni and Kenema.

Marie Stopes Director of Commercial and Marketing, Pharm. Kunle Dehinsilu thanked the government through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for the opportunity to serve the people with quality and affordable family planning and sexual reproductive health services for decades.

He said the launched of the state-of-the-heart machines was in response to the government’s commitment to improve the healthcare sector in the country.

According to him, some years ago, Marie Stopes initiated the Ultrasound Scan service delivery through two scanners and that within six months, 1,600 services were provided in Freetown and Bo.

“Elated by such a remarkable, we recently acquired six additional USS machines, trained our service providers and installed the machines at six other centers with the help of international consultants,” he said.

Pharm. Dehinsilu assured that with the installation of the machines, they hope to create an opportunity for cross-selling through the service and also increase access to quality integrated sexual reproductive health and maternal child health services.

“We hope to now increase client satisfaction in identifying antenatal and pregnancy related complications early for timely referrals for adequate care,” he assured.

He added that an informed and visual knowledge on pregnancies will give assurances to women and girls in seeking ultrasound scanning services for health checks.

Also speaking, Country Director, Dr. Ufuoma Festus Omo-Obi said: “In line with our mission and commitment to do more for women, men, girls and their families, we have upgraded our erstwhile clinics in Makeni and Kenema to centers of excellence, equipped with state-of-the-heart ultrasound scan machines. Our care definitely leaves our clients with a memorable healthy outcome.”

He said with the new installed machines, their service providers can now perform deeper penetration scans and acquire faster images with higher resolution, thus enhancing diagnostic confidence for better client care at a reasonable cost.

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