40 Patients Enjoy Free Tests As LUTH Commences Test-Run Of ‘Death Detector’ Scanner


The wonder medical equipment – 128-slice CT scanner – newly acquired by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), is being test-run by leadership of the hospital ahead of its official commissioning.

This follows the successful use-in-training phase of the equipment during which 40 patients were attended to, free of any charges.

The test-run which is also open to members of the public, is to ensure that the machine is in good operational condition.

The scanner, according to findings, has capacity to scan the entire body, including all the organs, in 10 seconds, and reveal potential fatal medical conditions.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, which spoke to Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun, members of the public were being attended to before the commissioning in order not to allow a back-log of patients since they were trooping in daily.

Prof. Osibogun also stated that dignitaries expected at the commissioning, which date has not yet been fixed, would also be scanned.