MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) – CT scanners were delivered to hospitals in Lida, Nesvizh, and Novogrudok on 14 January. The scanners generate 64 tomographic slices per scan, which ensures more accurate diagnoses, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
The CT scanners from Siemens were purchased by the Healthcare Ministry using the loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The agreement to provide a €90 million loan to finance Belarus' Emergency COVID-19 Response Project was signed in the summer of 2020. One CT scanner costs Br772,500.
During the pandemic, CT scans of lungs have become especially important as they help diagnose COVID-19. Computer tomography helps scan the whole organism and confirm various diagnoses, for example, examine joints and organs or confirm the presence or absence of neoplasms.
Earlier, CT scanners were delivered to hospitals in Kobrin, Bereza, and Stolin in Brest Oblast.