Shillong: Coinciding with the 50th Statehood Day of Meghalaya, a state-of-the-art diagnostic centre was inaugurated by Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister James PK Sangma at Pasteur Hill, Shillong, on Friday.

Operated by the Directorate of Health Services (MI), Government of Meghalaya, on PPP mode with Suraksha Salvia Global LLP, the diagnostic centre, which is the first of its kind in the northeast India, envisages providing affordable, comprehensive and efficient diagnostic services. It aims to utilize the latest and most sophisticated technology, which in turn will ensure timely intervention and treatment to the people.

Besides pathology, the diagnostic centre will provide services relating to oncology, neurology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, nephrology, paediatrics, gynaecology and pulmonology.

Addressing the gathering, Sangma dedicated the diagnostic centre to the people of Meghalaya and said with multiple services being offered under one roof, the people will no longer have to travel out of the state for diagnostic purposes.

The efficiency and accuracy of the services promised by the diagnostic centre and its futuristic outlook, wherein technology is integrated into modern medicine, is reflective of the direction that healthcare is taking in the state of Meghalaya, he added.

Sangma further informed that in the first phase only the pathology section has been commissioned and once radiology and other modalities become functional, the diagnostic centre will become the largest and most advanced in the northeast.

Also read: In pictures: Meghalaya celebrates 50th Statehood Day

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