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Aceng Launches Scale up of Invasive Surgeries at Mulago Hospital :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Aceng Launches Scale up of Invasive Surgeries at Mulago Hospital

Speaking at the commissioning of the center, the Minister noted that invasive Surgery has helped the country to procure the necessary technology with support from the Republic of Korea to enhance the country’s surgical infrastructure bringing world-class health care to Uganda’s hospitals.
22 May 2024 17:36
Seated from left Director General Health Services Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Mr Park Soo Korea's Ambassador, Minister of Health Jane Aceng and an official from Koica standing are doctors from Mulago and officials Korean embassy

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The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng has launched the scale-up of Minimally Invasive Surgeries and state-of-the-art endoscopy center at Mulago National Referral Hospital.  

The centre located on the second floor of the hospital was set up with support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Speaking at the commissioning of the center, the Minister noted that invasive Surgery has helped the country to procure the necessary technology with support from the Republic of Korea to enhance the country’s surgical infrastructure bringing world-class health care to Uganda’s hospitals. 

The minister also pointed out that the initiative fosters collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two countries by working closely to strengthen the healthcare systems.

Aceng also said that the Republic of Korea has donated USD 10 million for the automation of hospital activities through the hospital-integrated management system and infection management and control helping the hospital to transform into a highly efficient institution.

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The center has more than 10 endoscopic and laparoscopic towers or machines. 

Sung Soo Park the South Korean Ambassador to Uganda announced that Uganda has been one of Korea’s priority partners in Africa since 1963.

He also announced that the Korean government has offered a grant of USD 500,000 towards the improvement of minimally invasive surgery in Mulago. 

The donation includes x-ray machines, endoscopy, laparoscopy, surgical gowns, and other consumables aiming at enhancing the hospital’s capacity to deliver quality healthcare services to the Ugandans.

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Dr. Chung Hyukjun from Koica Global Corporation doctor serving at Mulago showcased and demonstrated the efficiency of the equipment used in laparoscopy and endoscopy operations. 

In 2022, doctors at the hospital were trained to carry out a series of surgeries and diagnostic operations using minimally invasive techniques. The technique can be used to carry out surgeries on the intestines, liver, pancreas, gall stones, and cancer of the bladder.

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