AJ Hospital Kuntikana : New Machinery inaugurated today :

8:53 PM, Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
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Mangalore : At the celebrated AJ Hospital in Kuntikan of the Port City, two new machinery items of medical use were inaugurated by Ports minister Krishna Palemar. These are the newly installed and sate of the art (modern) Digital Flat Panel Cathlab, and 1.5 Telsa 18 Channels MRI scanning machine unveiled by Dr. K. R. Shetty, formen Principal, KMC, Mangalore. The inaugurals were gone through on Saturday, July 3 at the conference Hall, A J Hospital & Research Centre around noon. Dean Dr. Ramesh Pai, Directors Dr. Prashanth Marla and Dr. Amitha P. Marla, Prashanth Shetty and Ns. Ashritha P. Shetty were present on the grand occasion, with staff members. These machines are best suited for complete health inspection process, and AJ Centre can be proud of being the only and the first place they are found in Mangalore, said foremen minister B. Nagaraja Shetty, after symbolically lighting a large lamp at the venue to start the programme. In older days a patient had to travel to Europe or America for surgery and scanning, but now these facilities have come to Mangalore, B. N. Shetty stated. “108” Ambulances are available all over the state, but hereafter, the “104” ambulance with new technology will be working in all 3 coastal districts, he added.

A.J. Shetty president over the function and told the distinguished audience, that he was all for improving the hospital with better technology. The medical and dental science students go to rural areas these days and interact with village populations. We are the first to use EMI machinery in our hospital in Mangalore, he added.

The Cathlab has many latest facilities which can examine the heart patients and provide easy treatment to improve their health. Additional software is used in this new medical lab which provide the earliest picture of an affected heart in an easy way for immediate treatment.

The MRI also has many new facilities for diagnosis of the patient’s ailments. Problems relating to chest and cancerous growth etc, can be located and picturised clearly, the hospital sources told this correspondent.


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