Health Ministry installs 241 CT Scan, 104 MRI machines


Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said his ministry has installed a total of 241 Computed Tomography Scanners (CT Scan) and 104 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines at hospitals nationwide.

He said of the total, 69 CT Scan machines were installed at government and military hospitals, while the rest were placed at private and university hospitals.

A total of 31 MRI machines were placed at government and military hospitals while 73 were installed at private and university hospitals.

"Thus far, all state hospitals have been installed with MRI facility, and there are 15 major specialist hospitals which have yet to be equipped with MRI machine. For CT scan, all major specialist hospitals are already installed with the facility while 10 minor specialist hospitals have yet to be equipped with the scanner.

"We do have plans to install MRI and CT Scan, but in stages, as they are expensive," he said.