LEH, Sept 6: Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, and Airport Authority of India today signed a MoU to install a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine at Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital, Leh. Sponsored by Airport Authority of India under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Rs 12.78 crore will be spent on the installation of this critically needed machine that included creation of infrastructure to house the equipments.
The Deputy Commissioner & Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Leh Sachin Kumar Vaishya and Airport Director (Nodal Officer of Airport Authority of India) Sonam Norbu signed on the MoU today. Addl District Development Commissioner, Leh, Moses Kunzang, CMO Leh Dr Motup Dorjey, Supdt SNM, Hospital Dr Tsering Samphel and officers of administration and Airport Authority of India were also present on the occasion.
It will be the first ever MRI machine in Leh for the civilian populace of the district which is likely to commission around mid next summer. The MRI is an extreme method of disease detection throughout the body and is most often used after other testing fails to provide sufficient information to authenticate the patient’s diagnosis.
Under this MoU, Airport Authority of India has also sponsored two Digital X-ray machines and two Ultrasound machines worth Rs 2.04 crore for the Health Department Leh.
It is worth mentioning that Airport Authority of India under its CSR programme has also sponsored Rs 49 lakh for the development of Milk Pasteurization Plant Leh and Rs 60 lakh for Project Tsangda in Nubra region in the recent past.