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Posted at: Feb 13, 2018, 1:39 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2018, 1:39 AM (IST)

Work to install radio diagnosis machines at GMC begins

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 12

After a delay of around a month and a half, the installation of diagnostic machines costing around Rs 3 crore has started at Government Medical College here. Officials said the work would take at least a week.

Samsung, a multinational conglomerate, had donated radio diagnosis and 3D-4D X-ray machines to the college. The machines were brought here on January 2 this year but could not be installed as the room in which these were to be placed required furnishing in accordance with the need for radio diagnosis. The Public Works Department (PWD) had prepared an estimate for the work but shortage of funds with the college was the hindrance. The GMC overcame the problem when Lok Sabha member Gurjeet Singh Aujla issued Rs 8 lakh under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) funds.

Dr Ramesh Chander, head of the radio diagnosis department, said, “Engineers of the company visited the lab today and found the room prepared as per the specifications. Later, they began with the installation process.”

Dr Chander said that with the new machines starting operation, the medical college would become the second health institute in the region after PGI, Chandigarh, to have such a costly and latest equipment. College Principal Dr Tejbir Singh and other officials were also present during the installation process.

Process delayed

Donated by Samsung, the machines had been awaiting installation for over a month. The work could be initiated after Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla granted Rs 8 lakh from his MPLAD funds.


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