Poor seeking basic treatment at govt hospital in Jammu, now have to wait for months 

Jammu: The MRI department of Government Medical College and Hospital in Bakshi Nagar, Jammu gets 300 patients for an MRI scan daily and out of which only 30-40 patients daily used to get the facility, who will now have to wait for months because reportedly from past 15 days the MRI machine is lying dysfunctional at the hospital.

The report said that the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at the GMC Bakshi Nagar is lying dysfunctional from 15 days from which the destitute patients are suffering as they have been told the attending doctors to come for the tests after 3-4 months.

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Patients who are visiting the GMC are being given appointments for months for basic MRI scans as the machine is not working properly, the report said.

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Patients are now being referred to the private clinics in Jammu by the doctors at the GMC, where MRI scans cost between Rupees 5000-20,000, which is difficult  for the poor commoners to pay .There is a nexus of govt doctors and private clinics here in Jammu, which is going on here, the report said.