The Amuwo Odofin Maternal and Child Centre in Lagos State, says it has begun to train its doctors and nurses to build their capacity for effective delivery of endoscopy services.
The Medical Director of AOMCC, Dr. Taiwo Adeiyi, in during an interview with the press, said endoscopy services in the facility would begin this year.
According to reports, endoscopy is a test where a long thin tube with a small camera is inserted and used to look inside the body.
The tube is passed through a natural opening such as the mouth, anus and vagina, to check organs including the stomach, womb cervix and small intestine.
According to Dr. Adeiyi, endoscopy services will be beneficial to gynaecology patients.
He said, “The world is moving toward laparoscopy or what is called minimal access surgery – a surgery you can do without cutting open the body, just a small incision is made and you gain access into the vital organs to carry out the surgery.”
The Medical Director also said that apart from the training of medical personnel, the hospital had acquired the equipment to begin endoscopy service delivery before the end of the year.
Dr. Adeiyi said the hospital also planned to expand its paediatric outpatient clinic to create more consulting rooms for doctors to attend to patients.
He, however, urged individuals and corporate organisations within the Amuwo Odofin community to partner with the hospital to help overcome some of its challenges.