Who swiped a $.5 million ultra-sound machine from SFGH?
...discovered missing on August 9
SUE-ANN WAYOW email@example.com
POLICE are investigating the possible theft of an ultrasound machine at the San Fernando General Hospital.
The machine's approximate value is around $500,000 said chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Dr Lackram Bodoe.
Bodoe said: " I can confirm that the ultrasound machine is in fact missing. It is a portable ultrasound machine that is used mainly in the operating theatre that they will normally take between different departments. It was discovered missing around August 9. An internal investigation has been launched and the police have been called in to investigate the matter."
But he said there was no major disruption to the hospital's service as a result.
He said: "It will cause a bit of inconvenience but it is not hampering any of the preparations at the moment."
Bodoe said if the machine was not recovered, the hospital will have to purchase a new one.
Bodoe said: "There are other machines similar to that that would be available in the interim. But we will need to recover this machine and in the event that it is not recovered then we will look at the option of purchasing one to replace it."
However he could not say how long the hospital may take, if such a decision was to be made.
(from the Multimedia Desk)