After being rendered dysfunctional for almost three months, the USG machine, that was proving to be a hurdle for patient care at the Government Chest Disease Hospital at Dalgate here, has now been made functional for patient use.
In addition, the Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) lab at the hospital is attending maximum number of patients every day, hospital authorities said.
Greater Kashmir in a story 'Defunct machines at CD hospital hit patient care' on Tuesday had highlighted the issue of faulty machines at this hospital. Acting on the story, the defective machines have been rectified. The story had also highlighted that it takes three days at the hospital to get the PFT done.
Medical superintendent, CD Hospital, Nazir Chowdary said that USG machine is "up and running". Another doctor at the hospital said the ultrasomnography lab at CD Hospital which has defective oxygen sensor is scheduled to be replaced on Friday.
"USG machine has been made functional. The fault was lying with a part in each machine that has been repaired," Chowdary said.
Chowdary said issues at the operation theater are also being sorted out so that it is fully functional soon.
While the USG machine had been rendered dysfunctional for last three months, the sleep test machine was also not working due to a fault in its oxygen sensor which will be available for patient examination in a next one or two days, a doctor said.
He said the PFT lab, which was witnessing an overburden of patients, is now functioning smoothly. "The lab is conducting maximum number of medical examinations every day and operating smoothly. We hope patients who come from all parts of the valley get benefitted by it," the doctor said.
The defect in the oxygen sensor of sleep test machine had made this only such machine in Kashmir idle. To mention, patient care at the hospital was hit badly after several machines were lying defunct for a long time and there were problems in functioning of the lab which had also hit the OPD operations on Monday.