By NBF News

The Army authorities have raised the standard of the Guards Brigade Medical Centre with the installation of electro-cardiogram (ECG), machine. The ECG machine is a diagnostic tool used to measure and record the electrical activity of the heart.

At a brief ceremony organised to commission the equipment, held at the Guards Brigade Medical Centre, Mambilla Barracks in Abuja, the commander, Brig Gen Abdul Sani Mustapha, commended the Nigerian Army Medical Corps for providing the equipment.

He said the new machine would go a long way to enhance the operations of the centre and, by extension, better cater for the medical needs of the officers and soldiers as well as their families.

Gen. Mustapha said the availability of the equipment at the medical centre would also ensure adequate and proper medical examinations. He also said that the machine would be useful during the mandatory annual medical tests for troops.

Also speaking, the commanding officer, Brigade Medical Centre, Major A. A. Akinrinmade, said Nigerian Army Medical Corps provided the equipment for the Brigade Medical Centre in line with the vision of the corps commander Brig Gen H. N. A. Agada to deliver quality health care through the standardisation of medical equipment for all Medical Reception Stations (MRS) in the Nigerian Army.

According to him, the equipment being commissioned was part of the first set procured by the medical corps with the assistance of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahaaman Bello Dambazau. He said with the installation of the ECG equipment, the problem of undertaking specialised medical examinations for the troops, especially during the annual medical test is now a thing of the past.