Mindray and Medpoint Solutions Present Portable Ultrasound Machines to KNUST
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Company Ltd, a Chinese medical enterprise, in collaboration with their Ghanaian partner, Medpoint Solutions, has presented Ultrasound Imaging Equipment worth 63,000 dollars to the Department of Medical Diagnostics of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The equipment, namely Portable Machine DP-10 and Cart-based DC-30 Full HD was presented on Tuesday, 21st February 2023, during the inauguration of the Centre.
Dr. Yaw Amo Wiafe of the Department of Medical Diagnostics explained that the benefactors signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KNUST to provide up-to-date skills in the advancement field of Medical Ultrasound.
The Manager of Mindray Sales Department, Mr Joseph Xing, intimated that his company, being the medical enterprise in China, decided to collaborate with the best university in Ghana to bring better and more affordable healthcare to West Africa. He, therefore, urged the students to utilise the training and make it worthwhile. He hoped that the ultra-sound equipment is used for its intended purpose, imparting invaluable information and related skills to all students.
Mr Clifford Kekeshie of Medpoint Solutions affirmed their interest in investing in the training of educators, hence the need to set up the resource centre with the sole purpose of providing hands-on training to students. In return, he expects the staff and students to become ambassadors of Medpoint Diagnostics to promote their ultrasound machines to the world. He announced Mindray's intention to support the faculty with academic exchange programmes for both staff and students.
The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Christan Agyare expressed his hope that this kind gesture would invite other industries on board to help train the students. He thanked Mindray for donating such a huge amount considering the country's current economic situation. He appealed to other industry leaders to support faculty in churning out professionals for the globe.
The Head of the Department, Professor Alexander Debrah, appreciated them for coming on board and urged the students to purchase Mindray's products and recommend them when they become practitioners. He also appealed to Mindray to collaborate with KNUST to undertake joint research.