The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment yesterday received a new CT Scanner, which was deposited at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
A release from the Ministry says the General Electric BRIVO CT 385, is an upgraded version of the original CT scanner which was damaged during the Christmas Eve Floods of 2013.
The release says the machine cost 767-thousand, 252-EC dollars and 56-cents, and was purchased using funds from the Bank of SVG and the National Insurances Services.
The Ministry says additional retrofitting works were undertaken at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, specifically on the upper level, at the Radiology Unit, at a cost in excess of 60-thousand EC dollars, provided by the Government of SVG.
Installation of the new CT scanner is being done by Engineers from General Electric and Bio Medical International, suppliers of the machine, and the wok is expected to be completed within one week.
It will be operational immediately upon completion of full testing and calibration.