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KMC gets upgraded Institute of Radio Diagnosis

The upgraded Institute of Radio Diagnosis at the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital was inaugurated by Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Friday.

The hospital also received a coordinator at its reception for handling the queries and requirements at the hospital.

The State Health Department made an initiative to appoint coordinators in all the government hospitals to assist patients. Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital is the first to have a coordinator.

The Health Minister said that the incidence of cancer is increasing and 1 in 17 people in the world are diagnosed with its symptoms. These are usually made possible through the use of microwaves and radiodiagnosis. The upgraded facilities will help in better services to the patients. The hospital has a radiology department for 10 years and a dedicated team, including four postgraduate students and PhD students are a part of it,” he said.

He announced that an agreement has been signed with IIT-Madras to differentiate the type of tumor while determining breast cancer through mammogram. Additionally, an MOU has been signed to develop and test software for detecting kidney stones through CT Scan between the hospital and IIT-Madras. The Health Minister said that various specialised MRI scans and mammograms are specially performed at the hospital.

Talking about the new block of the medical college being constructed at a cost of Rs 178 crore with support from JICA, he said that about 80 per cent of the work has been completed and the building will be completed in April.

With respect to medical admissions, he said that 1,450 admissions were allowed due to incomplete construction work in some medical colleges. Further, the Union Government has granted permission for the admission of 1,500 medical students in Tamil Nadu by allowing an additional 50 students to be admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College. A request has been made to the Union Health Minister for the need to set up medical colleges in 6 more districts,” he added. DTNext

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