The Ministry of Health today inaugurated a new “Imaging Centre” at the Corozal Community Hospital.
In its continuing efforts to provide quality health care to all Belizeans, the Ministry of Health inaugurated the Corozal Community Hospital’s new diagnostic imaging centre, an investment of over $100,000.00 which now provides the people of Corozal with the service of an X-ray machine and ultrasound machine.
The Ministry of Health’s investment in the new imaging centre is being complemented by the installment of a Dexa Scan machine. Dexa scans are the most commonly used test to measure bone density. Dexa stands for ‘Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry’. It is the most commonly used test for measuring bone mineral density and is one of the most accurate ways to diagnose Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Whilst the Ministry of Health procured the x-ray and the ultrasound machine, the Dexa Scan machine was donated to the hospital by Dr. Judy Jennrich of Loyola University, Chicago.
The Ministry of Health has put in place proper measures in the structure of the hospital to house the new imaging centre in line with international standards and encourage the people of Corozal to utilize the additional services it now has to offer.