Solely two authorities radiologists  cater to total Ludhiana district

Solely two authorities radiologists cater to total Ludhiana district

Tribune Information Service

Manav Mander

Ludhiana, Might 10

There are solely two authorities radiologists in your complete Ludhiana district. Certainly one of them is posted on the Ludhiana Civil Hospital and the opposite one is at Samrala Civil Hospital. Of those, main work load is on the one posted on the district civil hospital, because it caters to not solely metropolis sufferers but in addition these from Jagraon, Khanna, Raikot, Sidhwan Guess, Sahnewal, Maloud, Payal, Dehlon and Hatur.

The radiologist at Ludhiana Civil Hospital is taking good care of ultrasound instances, CT/MRI scans, medico-legal instances, bone ossification check, X-ray reporting of medico-legal instances and attending courtroom hearings as nicely. Whereas, the one posted at Samrala, takes care of ultrasound and medico-legal instances solely. The ability of CT scan and MRIs just isn’t out there there and thus the sufferers are referred to Ludhiana for a similar.

Samrala witnesses solely 4 to 5 medico-legal instances in a month compared to 100 in Ludhiana. Manjit Singh who had come to get the ultrasound of his abdomen finished mentioned he had been requested to return after two days. “I can’t wait for 2 days as medicines or additional plan of action might be determined after the scan. I’ll get it finished from a personal centre,” he mentioned.

“Over 80 ultrasounds are finished day by day, which embrace 45-50 within the morning shift and as many within the night shift. For the night shift, we’ve got a physician appointed below the NRHM who undertakes solely PNDT instances. On a median, 4 to 5 CT scans are finished day by day and since this facility has began just lately, the quantity is predicted to extend within the coming days,” mentioned Dr Sandeep Sohi, Ludhiana hospital radiologist.

Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Dr SP Singh, when contacted, mentioned there was scarcity of specialists within the authorities sector. Solely few could make as much as turn out to be a radiologist and of those, minimal be a part of the federal government sector. “Recruitments are being finished and we’re hopeful to get radiologists for the district,” he mentioned.

Sonologists with out machines at CHCs

  • Although posts of sonologists at CHC Koomkalan and Payal are stuffed, there aren’t any ultrasound machines at these centres
  • The sonologist from Payal involves the Ludhiana Civil Hospital twice per week

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