Uttar Pradesh hospital offers free CT scans Monday

August 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) A state-of-the-art CT scan centre at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh will offer free services to all patients on the Independence Day Monday, an official said Sunday.

The centre is of the Sir Sunderlal Hospital which functions under the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

“The initiative is primarily aimed to help and serve poor and needy patients, who visit the centre not only from various parts of Uttar Pradesh but also from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh,” K.K. Singh, director of the centre, told reporters in Varanasi, some 300 km from here.

“Anyone who comes at the centre for a CT scan will be asked only for the doctor’s prescription, following which the scan would be conducted free of cost. The free service would remain available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,” he added.

The centre houses the latest and the most advanced scanner - 64 Slice CT.

According to officials, this scanner performs rapid and high resolution imaging of the entire body within a few seconds, which is a boon especially for acutely ill patients.

The major advantage of the 64 Slice CT is the non-invasive image of blood vessels of the heart which enables speedy diagnosis of heart diseases.

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