Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has asked for immediate procurement of 16-slide CT scanner for Pasighat General Hospital in a meeting held here today with the district health authority. The cost of machine estimated at Rs 1.70 crore would be procured in 3-month time, which would help doctors to investigate many types of diseases that will enable them to establish diagnosis,” informed the chief minister.
“At present patients had to be referred outside the state for CT scan, which becomes a costly affair for them with travel, lodging and food expenses involved. In emergency cases, patients have to be airlifted in chopper. The local availability of a CT scan would be helpful especially to emergency patients and those in critical state.”
CM Hope that if the CT scanner facilities would available here in Pasighat, then it cater to the patients not only from Pasighat but even to people from neighbouring districts also.
Also the availability of such services could open up employment opportunities for local doctors and shone their skills, said the CM.
For operation of the CT scan, the CM assured to provide one radiologist, one CT technician with degree in Bachelor in Radio Imagining Technology (BRIT) and two radiographers trained in CT scan operation, according to the requirement specified by the health authority.
On infrastructure support, he assured to provide funds for the main machine room, a console room and a doctor’s room with all air condition facility.
Every week, the hospital receives about 10-15 patients requiring the service of CT scan and the numbers could go high if people were to come from the neighbouring districts, informed the health authority.