Chandigarh, December 14- Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that in the second phase, MRI and CT scan machines would be soon installed in six more hospitals. After this, the facility would be available for the patients in 13 districts in the state.
The Heath Minister said that in new districts, Civil Hospitals of Ambala, Kaithal, Jind, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Sonipat would be included where these facilities would be provided. Soon, the process of installing of MRI and CT scan machines would be completed in these hospitals and 16 Slice CT scan and 1.5 Tesla MRI machines of would be installed.
Mr Vij said that before this, Bhagat Phool Singh (BPS) Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Shaheed Hassan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar, Mewat, and Civil Hospital, Panipat were included for the installation of these machines. In these medical colleges, 1.5 Tesla MRI and 128 Slice CT scan machines would soon be made operational.
The Health Minister said that in the first phase, MRI and CT scan machines have been installed and operationalised in three hospitals of the state which included Civil Hospital, Panchkula, Bhiwani and Faridabad whereas in Civil Hospital Gurgaon, CT Scan machine has been installed. In these hospitals, 1.5 Tesla MRI and 16 Slice CT scan have been installed. For this, trained doctors and staff have been posted in these hospitals so that patients do not face any problem.
Mr Vij said that these machines are being installed under Public Private Partnership. Under this, people are provided with cheaper and free of cost healthcare facilities. Free services are being provided to patients belonging to BPL families, residents of urban slums, patients receiving disability allowance from the government, unattended roadside accident victims, patients belonging to Scheduled Caste families, State Government employees, pensioners and their dependents and poor patients who do not belong to any of these categories. The cost of treatment of such patients is borne by the Health Department of Haryana.
Besides this, rates which have been finalized at each centre are less than half of those of the private centres. This facility is being provided in the state hospitals at the rates which are also much lower than those at Government Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh and PGIMER Chandigarh.