Shillong, June 23: The first of its kind state-of-the-art diagnostic centre is all set to be constructed at the premises of the Pasteur Institute, Shillong and will be inaugurated next year.
This was informed by the Health and Family Welfare Minister AL Hek after conducting an inspection of the project here today.
Hek informed that the diagnostic centre will be one of the major projects to be completed in 2022 which will coincide with the celebration of the 50th year of Meghalaya statehood.
“Almost 80 per cent of the work has been completed. We are ready to make it functional but we could not because of the present Covid-19 situation in the state,” he said.
The Health and Family Welfare department had signed an MOU with the Suraksha Specialty Diagnostics in collaboration with Salvia Global LLP in 2019.
Suraksha Diagnostics is a renowned diagnostic chain in the East and has over 40 centres and providing top quality diagnostic services for 25 years. Salvia Global is the local partner based out of Shillong.
The proposed diagnostic centre will render all the pathological and radiology services. It will cover all the routine and other high-end important blood tests for which the local people don’t have to go outside.
The Minister said that many machines have already been installed by the Suraksha Specialty Diagnostics adding they are ready for conducting over 700 kinds of testing.
According to officials, the total project cost is Rs 50 crore.