The repair work of important machines like CT-scan, ventilator, X-ray, dialysis, among others was done.
Mumbai: A record 15,000 apparatuses were fixed in the state run hospitals in the last six months following Maharashtra health ministry’s decision to appoint a single agency to repair important machines and tools, according to the health minister.
Following the decision, the ministry had appointed Fabre Sindoori Management Services six months back to carry out the repair work of the machinery that was facing problems in operation.
According to a statement issued by state health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant, the firm has repaired the medical equipment that was not functioning due to several technical issues. The repair work of important machines like CT-scan, ventilator, X-ray, dialysis, among others was done.
He added that there have been several complaints against the non-functioning machines at the government-run hospitals. The load of patients, lack of funds and number of companies that supplied the machinery as well as organisations appointed for maintenance of the machinery had led to chaos. Hence, we decided to appoint one organisation, which would repair different types of machines and reinstate the health services.
The list of repairs included 5,060 equipments off the 68,995 registered machines in the state-run hospitals.