In a bid to alleviate the woes of thousands of patients who flock hospitals in the national capital, the Delhi government is in the process of procuring five MRI and 10 CT scan machines, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
“Tenders done for 5 MRI n 10 CT Scan. They’ll come in 4 mnths. It’ll take smetime to correct decades of misgovernance,” Kejriwal tweeted.
According to a senior Delhi government official, these 10 CT scan and five MRI machines will be installed in 10 hospitals on the Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) model.
Presently there are 34 government hospitals in Delhi and only one MRI machine, at the Lok Nayak hospital. Patients seeking MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans have to wait for long periods due to excessive demand, said sources in the state government.
An MRI test at a private facility costs up to Rs 5,000 but is done free in government hospitals.