Vice Chancellor Commissions Medical Laboratory for the University Clinic

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard Amankwah has commissioned a Medical Laboratory for the University Clinic to provide intensive health care services to members of the University and surrounding communities. The Laboratory which was commissioned in March, 2023 has begun conducting tests for HIV, hepatitis B&C, syphilis, pregnancy, H-pylori for ulcers, Widal, malaria, sickling tests investigations, kidney function lipid profile, urine routine examination and Full Blood Count.

In a brief address to members who were present at the commissioning, the Vice Chancellor indicated that the University has over the years outsourced its yearly medical examinations for first-year students to third-party hospitals.  He said however, that for the first time, that is during the 2021/2022 academic year, the University conducted medical examinations for the first-year students at the University Clinic and through that was able to generate funds to set up a medical laboratory. Professor Amankwah stated that the goal of setting up the laboratory is to help undertake various medical tests for staff and students especially those who may have some underlying medical conditions and thus have the need for regular laboratory analysis. He said the presence of the laboratory will promote quality and expeditious health care services.

In appreciation to the Management of the University, Mr Emmanuel K. Sey, the Chief Physician Assistant of the University Clinic assured Management that the medical laboratory will be used for its intended purposes and that it will help solve the many health challenges, especially of staff and students

Some equipment in the laboratory includes a Full Blood Count (FBC) Analyser, Semi-Automated Chemistry Analyser, Microscope, 24-Bucket Centrifuge, Roller, and a dryer.

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