MULTAN: Multan Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Radiotherapy (MINAR) has planned to buy modern machinery for extending best treatment facilities to cancer patients.
Atomic Energy Commission of Pakistan, under which MINAR is functioning, approved PC-1 of a sum of Rs 896.4 million for 2015-17 to purchase the required machines.
Talking to APP Friday , Head of Medical Physics at institute, Mahr Muhammad Aslam Sial, informed that Linear Accelerator, a machine used for radiotherapy of cancer patients, would be installed for which a bunker would be built on 1400 square feet.
He stated that the latest machine would be used for hybrid imaging. In addition to Linear Accelerator, 2 more gamma cameras would be bought, he said and added that the camera was used for diagnosis of the oncology patients.
Head of Medical Physics informed that the institute had already 3 cameras installed in 1989, 1992 and 2013.
Brachy therapy, MRI, PCR, Color Doppler machines bone mineral density meter, cardiac stress & electro cardiography system, CT scanner, digital mammography and other equipments would also be purchased, Sial said.
He said that 19 cancer centres were working under Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission across the country.