The All Nations University College (ANU) in Koforidua is to hold a conference on the relevance of biomedical engineering to healthcare delivery in Ghana at its premises from March 25 to 26.
A statement said the conference would create the platform for scribes in the field of biomedicine to educate and sensitize the public on the essence of biomedical engineering and its importance to affordable quality healthcare delivery.
Biomedical Engineering is a unique multidisciplinary programme aimed at solving medical problems using engineering principles such as X-ray, CT scan, dialysis and biomedical scientists also have the expertise to design orthotics and prosthesis for people with disabilities.
Speakers billed to do presentation at the conference includesMr Nicholas Ajabe, clinical engineer of the Ghana Health Service and the Head of the Biomedical Engineering Department of the school, Mr Ekow Danquah Amoah.
The ANU was the first accredited private university in Ghana to pioneer the establishment of a Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2006 and it started with 35 students, currently it has a student population of over 300 with 145 already graduated and working in hospitals.
The statement said Ghana needed to prioritize the study of Biomedical Engineering to reduce the cost of importation of medical equipment’s which made cost of treatment expensive for the average Ghanaian. GNA