Four CT Scan, Two X-Ray Machines ‘Defunct’ in SKIMS Soura; Patients Suffer

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‘Six operation theatres closed’, Director SKIMS Soura refutes most of the claims

Srinagar 18 Jan : In the valley’s premier tertiary care health institute, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, at least four CT Scan machines have been allegedly lying defunct for some days, with around six operation theatres closed, leaving patients to suffer.

Sources privy to the issue told the news agency that four CT Scan machines and two other X-Ray machines were non-functional in SKIMS since the last several days, which has left the patients to face myriad of problems on the count.

It was also said that the patients have to tackle various issues besides straining other functional operation theatres in the backdrop of the six OTs’ lying closed in the premier health institute.

“Only one X Ray machine, which has been running in the SKIMS’s casualty, is often seen overwhelmed by the rush of patients, who have to wait for long time in a queue,” they said.

“The functioning of other two defunct X Ray machines could have alleviated the problems being faced by the patients.”

While talking to Director SKIMS Soura Dr. Parvaiz Koul regarding the issue, he refuted the claims of the non-functionality of six operation theatres and instead said that three new OTs have been started besides existing ones.

However, he agreed that one of the X-Ray machines parts had some faults, which have been procured and would be fit into the machine today.

Dr Koul also said that they are in the process of installing another CT Scan machine, which would be brought from the DRDO hospital Khonmoh. (CNS)

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