Ratodero: After a long delay, the Sindh Government finally asked the suppliers of CT Scan and MRI machinery & equipment to complete the project at Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in Larkana without further loss of time.
In a letter addressed to the Medical Superintendent, CMCH, Muhammad Sarfraz, Assistant Manager of the suppliers (M/S: Raditech International, Karachi) has informed that manufacturer’s RF shielding installation team is arriving Karachi on 23rdJanuary and will be at Larkana same day evening to install RF Shielding in GE’s MRI room at Chandka Hospital. The team is expected to start work on the morning of January 24.
According to sources, 15 to 20 day will be required to complete RF shielding work and one month more is also required to complete all installation work of MRI/CT Scan equipment and then it will be handed-over to the management of the CMCH after proper inspection & demonstration.
It may be mentioned here that this vital project has already been delayed for seven years as its administrative approval was granted on 30-9-2006 and the ECNEC approved the scheme in 2006 as the funding of the project was on 50-50 cost sharing basis between the Sindh and Pakistan governments.
The total cost of the project was Rs.564.00 million excluding capital cost and it was to be completed during 2007-08. The project has been completed at two sites namely Civil Hospital, Karachi and Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad/Jamshoro but the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and Peoples Medical College Hospital (PMCH) Nawabshah projects were forgotten by the Health Department of Sindh which was reminded to them through Media reports.
The people of Larkana have urged the government to complete all other projects well in time so that tax payers could benefit.