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CT scanning unit not yet ready at new GH block

Sandhya Soman

CHENNAI: Need to take a CT scan? If you are at the General Hospital's casualty ward after 8 p.m., take a stretcher.

Persons wheeled in to the casualty ward of the recently inaugurated General Hospital block have to go to the scanning centres near the out-patient ward in the old block or the neurology ward.

Most often it is the centre near the OP ward in the old block, which used to house the casualty section till recently.

"The road is bad near the old ward. Even those with head injuries have to take the route," says a hospital staff.

Those with head injuries are invariably referred for a CT scan at the GH, which is the referral hospital especially when it comes to neurological ailments.

Between 2 p.m. and 7 a.m. the next day, the casualty ward receives a number of patients referred by most of the private and government hospitals in the city and the outskirts as well as road and rail accident victims.

Hospital officials, however, maintained that "appropriate diagnosis and treatment are given as per schedule to every patient." "Every block cannot have scanning centres. There are three CT scanning centres at GH — one at the neuro ward and two near the OP ward. All of them are strategically located. They are not far away from the casualty department," explained an official.

Meanwhile, a room has been readied on the ground floor of the new block to house the CT scanning equipment. X-ray and ultra sound scan sections are already in place.

"The room has been designed according to the BARC [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre] specifications. We are waiting for the new CT equipment to arrive," added the official.

Hospital authorities declined to go on record.

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