based businessman donates new Ultra Sound machine to OGH New machine will
decongest load, reduce the waiting time for patients
Hyderabad March 02 2019: A businessman & Philanthropist
from Gujarat, Zaki Chasmawala, has come forward to donate a
brand-new state of the art, medium end Ultra Sound machine HS30 (Samsung)
to Osmania General Hospital (OGH) costing Rs 14 lacs
in the memory of his parents. The transaction was facilitated by city-based
NGO, Helping Hand Foundation through its the operational
partner SEED, USA.
Osmania General Hospital is one of the oldest
hospitals in India located at Afzal Gunj, Hyderabad. It is run by the
Government of Telangana, and is one of the largest in the state.
spokesperson of Helping hand Foundation told that, the new machine will have a power
back up system and 5-year comprehensive and multiple probes that will be useful
for colour doppler, USG guided procedures, USG Scans, trans rectal and trans
vaginal scans and will come with annual maintenance contract to avoid any
stoppage of service in the event of a break down.
He told, In the Radiology department of
OGH, nearly 160 – 170 Colour Doppler & Ultra sounds
test are done every day and with the new machine considerable amount of load
will now be decongested and will significantly reduce waiting time for patients
said Dr. B. Nagender, Superintendent, OGH.
“HHF has been working with several state-run hospitals
in ramping up key facilities and services and more particularly in OGH to
improve patient experience and comfort in collaboration with hospital
administrators and addition of the new USG machine is a step in this direction.”
“The new machine will be a boon to hundreds of
economically backward sections & save substantial amount of out of pocket
expenses as many had to go to private clinics in order to avoid the delay said
Mr. Mujtaba Hasan Askari, Helping Hand Foundation.
On the first day it self, 45 Scans were done and the
new machine is installed at Room No. 502 of the old building, Radiology Unit
was formally inaugurated today by Dr. B. Nagender, Superintendent,
OGH in presence of Dr. Nadeem Ahmed, HOD & Professor of
Radiology OGH and other staff of the NGO and RMOs of the hospital.