SKIMS TO PROCURE CT-PET SCAN ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
Srinagar, Sep 23: SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura Director, Prof Showkat Ali Zargar Friday said the Institute was planning to procure PET- CT scan machines on public-private partnership basis.
“For keeping the Institute’s services accessible and to make the equipments available all the time, we need a private partnership. The private companies can provide us the latest equipments like PET-CT scan in Nuclear Medicine, which we cannot buy and we can give them the required man power”, he said addressing the inaugural function of a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme-2011 ‘Application of Nuclear Medicine in Oncology’ conducted with the support of Indian College of Nuclear Medicine.
“It’s not possible for us to facilitate everything to patients. Our aim is to bring financial sustainability in the Institute”, Prof Showkat said.
Through the system, the director said, every patient would bear the cost of services rendered upon him. “While the government budget will be utilized for the services rendered to underprivileged categories like Below Poverty Line individuals and other categories of patients who cannot afford such costly affairs like PET CT, Transplantation etc,” he said.
“The topic of CME will be deliberated upon by national level experts”, said Head Department of Nuclear Medicine SKIMS and Chairman Organizing Committee of CME. Dr Shoukat H Khan.
He said the function would spread the awareness about the role of Nuclear Medicine in ontological disorders and utility of radio-nuclides as the treatment option in cancer treatment. “The main focus will be on increasing role of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and PET CT in oncology,” Dr Khan said.
Former director SKIMS Prof A H Zargar was chief guest on the occasion.
The Organizing Secretary of the event and Assistant Professor Nuclear Medicine (SKIMS), Dr Tanveer A Rather said: “The CME will benefit students, residents, postgraduate oncologists, cancer care doctors and Nuclear Medicine physicians.”
Besides others the function was attended by medicos and oncology specialists including, Dean Medical Faculty SKIMS Prof Muhammad Ashraf Darzi, Joint Organizing Secretary and tutor NM SKIMS, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Coordinator Indian College of Nuclear Medicine (ICNM), Prof Baljinder Singh and Chairman Scientific Committee Prof B R Mittal.
The hospital administrators, SKIMS, Dr Reyaz Rangrez and Dr Aejaz Mustafa were coordinating the event.
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