The Hospital has acquired a Karl Starz, Silver Tower Endoscope equipment valued at one hundred and ninety five million Uganda shillings ( UGX 195,000,000/=) that handles both lower and upper investigations. Patients have already started receiving the services. Dr. Luweesi and Dr. Eleku head the team that will be seeing patients who require that type of examination. Endoscopy is a type of medical examination in which an instrument called an endoscope is passed into an area of the body (the bladder or intestine, for example). The endoscope usually has a fiber optic camera, which allows a greatly magnified image to be projected onto a video screen, to be viewed by the operator. Many endoscopes also allow the operator to retrieve a small sample (biopsy) of the area being examined, in order to more closely view the tissue under a microscope.
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