Patna: All six medical colleges and hospitals in Bihar will have MRI and CT scan facilities within the next four months, a health official said Wednesday.
The MRI and CT scan equipments will not only enable the patients to undergo check-up at the government medical colleges and hospitals for brain-related problems, but to also assist the medical students studying in the Master of Medicine (MD) course there, Principal Secretary (Health) Amarjeet Sinha told reporters here.
Sinha said that the Bihar Medical Services and Infrastructure Corporation (BMSIC) had floated tenders for purchase of the MRI and CT scan equipments and those bidding for the contract will have to ensure maintenance of these equipments for the next five years.
The MRI and CT scan facilities will be installed at the government medical colleges and hospitals at Patna (PMCH and NMCH), Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga and Gaya even as Darbhanga medical college and hospital has such facilities under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode, the official said.
The health department has also proposed to make all government and private hospitals and nursing homes accountable for medical services and for that the state government will implement the Clinical Establishment Act under which registration of all private nursing homes have been made mandatory, he said.