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Decks cleared for installation of 3 Tesla MRI machine in GMC Jammu

JAMMU: The long pending issue regarding installation of a 3 Tesla new MRI machine at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu has been resolved, after newly appointed Principal Dr Shashi Sudhan issued directions to install the machine in the medical college.

"Dr Sudhan vide her letter number GMC/2020/Rad/1669 dated 23-10-2020 issued standing directions to the Medical Superintendent GMC Jammu Dr Dara Singh and HOD Radiology Dr Narinder Sharma to install the MRI in the Hospital in pursuance to approval granted by the Administrative Department vide letter number HD/Plan/01/2020 dated 21-10-2020," said a handout issued by the office of Principal, GMC Jammu.

The handout mentioned that Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, by his visionary and proactive approach, has resolved this long pending issue as the 3 Tesla new MRI machine which was awaiting installation at GMC Jammu by the company, who got order through JKMSCL, shall be installed at the earliest.

"Besides, the Financial Commissioner has also sanctioned Rs 50 crore for procurement of medical equipment including new MRI machine to be installed at Super Speciality Hospital, Jammu as and when procured. This will also help Super Speciality Hospital to cope with the rush of the patients during the COVID Pandemic as well as meet the requirements of various super specialities needing MRI services," the handout mentioned.


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