Khotang, Feb 16,2015: The x-ray machine, which has been installed in Khotang District Hospital, has remained idle since long. It was because of apathy on part of the concerned agency to set up power transformer required to operate x-ray machine.
The GXR digital x-ray machine provided by Department of Health Service has not come into operation due to short of power, said In-charge of District Hospital Khotang Dr Madhav Lamsal.
“It requires 50 KVA transformer to operate the machine”, Dr Lamsal said, adding, “Now we have only 25 KVA transformer so we are not in a position to run the machine. It has directly affected service recipients”.
It is noted that the 100-MA X-ray, which was in operation, now is lying idle due to short power supply.
“Daily 40-50 patients visit the hospital for x-ray. We are compelled to refer patients outside for not being able to operate machine due to power deficit”, Dr Lamsal added.