Government sanctions Rs 25 crore to IGGMCH for MRI, CT

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Nov 2017 09:37:57


Staff Reporter,

The Radiology Department of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital will get MRI and CT scan facilities soon. Directorate of Medical Education and Research has sanctioned Rs 25 crore to IGGMCH for the same. The institute also receive Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) Turn Key equipment useful to detect all the diseases.

There was a long pending demand of Radiology department, its ex and present students to get MRI. The equipment MRI and CT scan are the basic conditions put by Medical Council of India (MCI) to get Post Graduation recognition to the department. Several times the demands were made by IGGMCH administration to get these machines but it fell on deaf ears of Government. It was late Dr Kishor Taori because of whose efforts IGGMCH got PG recognition then. This was done when curren Joint Director Dr Prakash Wakode was Dean. But recently the diploma courses run by department were cancelled by MCI on the grounds of not having MRI.

Now, Government has alloted Rs 25 crore to purchase MRI, CT Scan and DSA. The MRI will be 1.5 tesla with Turn key whose price is Rs 12 crore. The CT scan is 128 slice CT scan with turn key worth Rs 7 crore and DSA worth Rs 6 crore are the other equipment to be added to IGGMCH kitty.