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Mission Radiology launches in India to provide diagnostic imaging services at subsidised prices

29 November 2022 | News

MRI centralised command centre will be set up in Delhi, and the ancillary unit in Patna

Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation, Government of India, General (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd), launched Mission Radiology India (MRI) with a customised “My Stamp” of Mission Radiology India.

Ashok Kumar, Post Master General (Operations), Delhi Circle, presented the first album for release. MRI is a social initiative by Sundeep Sharma Foundation.

The Mission Radiology India (MRI) project aims to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services at highly subsidised prices. To set up the diagnostic centre, the Sundeep Sharma Foundation will bear 50% of the costs. The MRI centralised command centre will be set up in Delhi, and the ancillary unit in Patna.

MRI will establish a network of diagnostic centres across the nation that would adhere to the code of conduct laid down and will be comprehensively supervised by the stakeholders. The established diagnostic centres will offer state-of-the-art services, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1.5 T, Computed Tomography, Digital X-Ray, Tele Consultation, and Pathology Services among others.

While unveiling “My Stamp”, General (Dr) Vijay Kumar Singh, MoS - Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation said, ''Mission Radiology India will carve a new paradigm in the Indian healthcare sector by bridging the contrast between urban and rural healthcare services and will also complement the ambitious healthcare programmes of the Government of India,including the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission."

Over 60 per cent of hospitals, 70 per cent of dispensaries, and 80 per cent of well-trained and qualified doctors operate only in urban areas. Mission Radiology India aims to change the scenario by ensuring last mile, quality health services.

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