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AIIMS to spend Rs 261 crore on new machinery and modernisation

NEW DELHI: Seeking to further modernise its healthcare facilities, the AIIMS would be procuring machinery and equipments worth Rs 261.90 crore in the current financial year.

Expenditure incurred till December 2015 stands at Rs 71.33 crore.

AIIMS has processed over a 1,000 tenders for procurement and till date nearly 600 tenders have been finalised. An expenditure of Rs 71.33 crore on machinery and equipment has been incurred.

The institute’s main hospital and the departments have been allocated Rs 136.90 crore and for different centres an allocation of Rs 125 crore has been made.

“Efforts are being made to ensure timely completion of procurement processes. Major equipments are being procured in the financial year 2015-16 are SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extaction) for Lasik Surgery by the Dr R P Centre for Ophtalmic Sciences, an RIS PACS system (radiology information system) to store, manipulate, and distribute patient radiological data and imagery by the Department of Radiology and a high-end CT scanner capable of advanced cardiovascular applications by Department of Cardioradiology CN Centre,” said V Srinivas, Deputy Director, AIIMS.

In addition, replacement of anaesthesia workstations with anaesthesia modular monitors by the Department of Anaesthesia, Robotic High Through Put Nanolitre Dispenser Crystalisation System by the Department of Bio-physics and the 1.5 Tesla MR Scanner by the Department of NMR.

A major strengthening of the Centre for Rural Health Services Project Ballabhgarh is being undertaken.

Source: PTI
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