Amritsar: The Government Medical College has been donated equipment worth Rs.3 crores by Samsung, which includes a radiodiagnosis machine along with 3D-4D X-ray machines.
Dr Ramesh Kumar, Radiodiagnosis Department’s Head at the hospital, said, “Besides the PGI in Chandigarh, no government or medical institute has such advanced machines. As per the specifications to install these machines, a portion has been prepared at the hospital. The machines would provide better imaging of ultrasound and X-ray, which will prove to be a boon for the patients as well as the physicians.”
He gave credit to the former Medical Superintendent, Dr Ram Sarup Sharma for having initiated talks for these machines.
The hospital had been visited by company representatives last year to assess performance, before donation of the machines.
College Principal, Dr Tejbir Singh said the company had also agreed to the repair and maintain these machines for five years.
Dr HS Sohal, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, told The Tribune, “The company will also provide other equipment required for operating the machines such as UPS, stabilizers and four air-conditioners. The new machines will help the hospital provide costly tests to poor patients at affordable costs.”