MRI in Larkana hospital goes non-functional

March 6, 2016 Off By Web Desk

Larkana: The costly but vital diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) project of Chandka Medical College Hospital has not yet been made function despite passage of eight long years.

The experts of contractors M/S: Shirazi Trading Company, Karachi, started working here since September 2015 and assured the CMCH authorities that within 15-days the MRI machine will be started but it is still lying idle causing serious repercussions for the poor patients that arrive here from 12 districts of upper Sindh, parts of Balochistan & lower side of Punjab provinces to get specialized medical treatment being the largest teaching hospital.

The project was approved during 2006-07 at the cost of Rs:564 million on fifty-fifty cost sharing basis between federal & provincial governments and its administrative approval was granted on September 30, 2006 by the Health Department.

The engineers of the contractors said that an electrical coil has been imported which lacked behind which will be installed and by the end of February 2016 it will be started but this commitment also proved false & fabricated. As many as 18000 x-ray films are required for CT scan and 14400 for MRI annually as per the Chairman, Radiology Department, which shows the rush of ailing people needing this major diagnostic facility for proper treatment of their complicated ailments.

Sources further said that Benazir Bhutto Medical University has also failed so far to appoint any FCPS qualified doctor for issuing reports of this scheme which also proves that their teaching faculty is still incomplete due to which medical education of the students of Chandka Medical College is also suffering badly.