A brand new CT Scanner is expected to become operational at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital this week.
The new piece of equipment was received by the Ministry of Health, and deposited at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Thursday, the ministry said in a press release.
The CT Scanner is a General Electric BRIVO CT 385, an upgraded version of the original CT scanner damaged during the Christmas Eve Floods of 2013.
The equipment cost EC$767,252.56, an amount shared by the Bank of SVG and the National Insurances Services.
Additional retrofitting works were undertaken at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, specifically on the upper level, at the Radiology Unit, at a cost in excess of EC$60,000, provided by the Government of SVG.
Installation of the new CT scanner is being done by engineers from General Electric and Bio Medical International, suppliers of the machine, and is expected to be completed within one week.
It will be operational immediately upon completion of full testing and calibration, the ministry said.