Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated CT scan facility at Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital (TVMCH) through videoconferencing on Monday.

Though the TVMCH has already got the CT scan facility to conduct radiological investigation of 80 to 100 patients a day, the new equipment, costing Rs. 1.78 crore, is capable of completing the investigation of 140 patients a day.

Dean S.M. Kannan said patients undergoing treatment at the hospital would have to pay Rs. 500 (Rs. 300 more for contrast) for the CT scan, for which private scan centres charge anywhere between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 8,000.

Deputy Dean Revathi Balan, Medical Superintendent Ravichandran and senior doctors were present.

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