Hindlabs Sets Up MRI, CT Scan Facility at SAT Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram: HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) has provided Kerala Government the much-needed support in strengthening the infrastructure in healthcare sector, said K K Shailaja, State Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
She was speaking after inaugurating the new HLL-Hindlabs’ MRI and CT scan centre at Sree Avittom Thirunal (SAT) Hospital on the Medical College campus here the other day. “We aim to develop self-sufficient, excellent and patient-friendly primary health centres (PHCs) and medical colleges. Public-Private partnership has the potential to achieve government’s dream of healthcare for all in the State,” the Minister said. She lauded Hindlabs, an initiative of HLL, for the new MRI and CT scan centres at SAT which will provide diagnostic services at an affordable cost.
“This is Hindlabs’ fifth MRI and CT scan centre in the State and the 10th in the country. We have already established MRI scan facilities in Kozhikode, Thrissur, Alappuzha and Kottayam,” said R P Khandelwal, CMD, HLL, speaking on the occasion. He added that Hindlabs scan centres offer an attractive discount rate of up to 60 per cent and offer scans free of cost to 10 per cent of BPL patients. “We provide quality diagnostic services at extremely affordable costs –starting from primary health centres to medical colleges in various states of India,” he added. “The MRI scanning units of Hindlabs have so far benefitted around two lakh patients. HLL is enduring its best to provide healthcare services at affordable cost,” Khandelwal added.
The new 3000-sq. ft. Hindlabs centre, with an investment of Rs. 11.30 crore, is equipped with 1.5 Tesla MRI scan machines and CT scan with 128 slices. It will provide essential diagnostic services to the patients of Medical College Hospital, SAT, Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) and other outpatients.