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Sunday, 2 August 2020

First MRI machine installed at Ambala Cantt Civil Hospital

Tribune News Service

Ambala, August 1

Health Minister Anil Vij inaugurated the first-ever MRI machine at Ambala Cantonment Civil Hospital on Saturday afternoon. It became the first government-run hospital in the state to get the facility.

To date, no other government hospital in Haryana was equipped with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

While patients belonging to BPL families will get the MRI facility for free, others will be charged a nominal fee, a senior health official said here on Saturday.

He said the MRI unit had cost the state exchequer Rs 5 crore and this would help the ailing community at large. "Not only critical patients can avail the facility on the hospital campus, but they will also save money as the charges here will be much lower than that of private centres," said Vij, who represents Ambala Cantonment Assembly segment.

The MRI facility for the hospital was sanctioned in February this year and due to the lockdown, the installation process got delayed for a couple of months..

from The Tribune

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