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National Hospital gets new cutting-edge CT scanner

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Colombo, April 13 (Daily Mirror) -The Colombo National Hospital's Neurosurgery Department welcomed a new addition to its arsenal of medical equipment with the installation of a state-of-the-art CT scan machine.

Spearheaded by Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Secretary of the Ministry of Health, the incorporation of this advanced technology marks a significant advancement in the hospital's treatment services.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank through the Health Sector Development Project, this cutting-edge CT scan machine boasts a price tag of Rs. 220 million. 

The 128-Slice CT Scan machine serves a vital role in assessing and monitoring patients with brain and spinal cord injuries stemming from various causes such as motor accidents, assaults, falls and brain tumors. 

Furthermore, it aids in evaluating patients requiring surgery for conditions like brain bleeding or high blood pressure-induced internal bleeding in the brain.

  Comments - 5

  • Christo255 Saturday, 13 April 2024 08:43 AM

    Nice to have. But now let's take care of the machine and maintain it.

    Cut Down Politicians Perks and Downsize Blotted Government Saturday, 13 April 2024 11:27 AM

    Imagine if one of these scanners can be installed monthly in every hospital for the next few years. Many people will benefit from these installations around the island and traveling to and from Colombo will be cut down. These purchases will be made possible if the Politicians perks, blotted security staff, Blotted senior officers of the Tri- Forces and Blotted Government servants be downsized immediately. That’s why voters need to vote wisely so these current and former fellas running the country don’t get elected again. If they get elected again, the current misery of the people will continue and these highly paid politicians and their blotted government servants will continue their lavish lifestyles.

    hotie Saturday, 13 April 2024 12:10 PM

    Cutting edge all right but hope they will not cut edges of precious stones with this. If caught, death penalty must be imposed. This was the main reason why most machines were broken

    P Kunchithapathan Saturday, 13 April 2024 02:12 PM

    Sadly most of the expensive medical equipment are partly or fully malfunctioning due negiligence. Ministry of Health should outsource the management and functioning of such equipment to private company for fixed annual charges. This way government hospitals would be able to maintain such equipment to high availability.

    Patcitz Sunday, 14 April 2024 12:39 AM

    To get this service, and patients need to get the dates under appointment scheme, where CORRUPT doctors will put the people in disarray. These are the practice we see as Sri Lankan through out history in every segment.

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