The Punjab government has spent Rs. 380 million on the installation of an MRI machine worth Rs. 170 million and the upgradation of the burn unit for Rs. 210 million at the Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi.
Talking to the media, Medical Superintendent (MS) Holy Family Hospital, Dr. Shehzad Ahmed, said the provincial government was paying attention to improve health sector and installation of the MRI machine was evidence of that fact.
The administration had successfully accomplished the task in time and the machine is now functional, he added. Responding to a question, he said a separate unit would be developed for MRI, equipped with a digital system, which would help the patients get swift treatment without waiting for long.
The hospital aims to provide quality treatment, where a token machine for issuing tickets would be installed for proper flow of patients in the department, he added. The MRI machine, he said, had done 100 successful MRIs in its test run.
Dr. Shehzad said the project of improving the burn unit included revamping civil works and operation theatre besides provision of modern equipment.
Holy Family Hospital was the only one in the city with a burn treatment unit which results in a very high number of patients with burn injuries especially during the winter season, he added.
To a question, he said a senior registrar was serving in the faculty as Plastic Surgeon. Moreover, two highly qualified medical officers were also available in the unit to assist in surgeries