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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

MRI accident in Mumbai: Nair Hospital to inspect machine

Maru’s relatives said that the family is struggling to survive.

mumbai Updated: Jan 31, 2018 00:49 IST
Aayushi Pratap
Aayushi Pratap
Hindustan Times
The MRI room where the accident took place.
The MRI room where the accident took place.(HT)

Two days after the death of a 32-year old Lalbaug resident at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai Central, a team of experts from Philips Healthcare visited the MRI centre on Tuesday to inspect the machine.

A senior civic official said that the oxygen cylinder, which injured Rakesh Maru, the deceased, when it was pulled to the MRI machine, is still stuck to it. “The engineers left their tool kit at the hospital today, but will examine it on Monday,” he said. “The process of demagnetising takes hours,” the official added.

Meanwhile, Maru’s relatives said that the family is struggling to survive, as the Rakesh was the sole breadwinner of the family. His parents are over seventy, and his father works as a newspaper vendor, said Maru’s maternal uncle, Narayan Jitiya, 58. “Rakesh would between 1,500 and 2,000 daily as a sales manager,” he added.

“We went to the civic body’s head office today and spoke to additional municipal commissioner, Idez Kundan, to help the family financially. However, she said there is no such provision available,” Jitiya said.

Dr Avinash Supe, director of four major BMC-run hospitals, said the civic body has put up posters about safe practices related to MRI scans at its hospitals. “Doctors, technicians and ward boys will be addressed during the training process,” he said.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 00:49 IST