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UP: Costly MRI Machine Destroyed after Ministers guard carries gun during Scan

UP: Costly MRI Machine Destroyed after Ministers guard carries gun during Scan

Lucknow: A loaded gun of a security personnel, attached to Uttar Pradesh minister Satyadev Pachauri, got stuck in an MRI machine at Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences here, which will now have to shell out at least Rs 50 lakh for its repair.

The incident occurred after the minister fell unconscious while attending a rally in Hardoi on Friday and was taken to the hospital where he was to undergo an MRI scan.

 When Pachauri was taken to the MRI room, the security personnel accompanying him also entered the room carrying his service pistol, unaware that all metallic items have to kept outside.

As soon as he stepped inside the room, the gun came out of the holster and got stuck in the MRI machine due to its magnetic effect.

“The machine is being repaired and cannot be used for the next 10 days ,” RMLIMS director Dr Deepak Malviya told PTI.

An additional cost of Rs 50 lakh have be incurred to repair the machine and this is out of its annual maintenance contract, he said.

Pachauri is the minister of khadi, village industries, sericulture, textile, micro, small and medium enterprises, and export promotion.

Source: PTI
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  1. It is not the fault of the minister or the body guard. How are they supposed to know that MRI gantry is magnetised to that extent? I didn\’t know that till I started medical school. So the real persons to blame should be the technicians and personnel of the MRI section who should have given clear instructions and taken precautions. An enquiry needs to be conducted and necessary punishment given so that such silly yet costly mistakes dont happen again.

  2. Stupid pampered ministers and their equally stupid guards! Why should such a negligible a person (who happens to be a minister) need security from ignorant guards. Why should tax payer pay for the repairs. It should be recovered from the minister\’s personal property.

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    Mustafa Mutar June 5, 2017, 3:59 pm

    Unfortunately, this is responsibility of the technician and reception persons
    The body guard person is not what is happened inside MRI room

  4. Terminate both the minister and his body guard and recover cost of repair from both. Why poor public should bear the cost.

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    Dr Deepa Jayaram June 5, 2017, 11:01 am

    Very unfortunate. Did not see it mentioned in this write up, but did the MRI technicians not follow protocol of screening all personnel prior to allowing entry into the room ? He could have been easily stopped from entering unless the guard forced himself inside the room.