Rats Eat Wiring Of $1 Million Dollar Cath Lab Machine
The digital subtraction angiography (DSA) catheterisation laboratory machine, commonly called the cath lab machine, is a sophisticated piece of equipment worth Rs. 6.5 crore. It can perform angioplasty and angiography procedures, and is a specimen of how much medical science has advanced.
At Jagjivan Ram hospital in Mumbai Central, this high-tech scientific innovation -- reportedly the first such machine in the western region and the second in the country -- has been allowed to become rat food.
Lying at the facility since July 2011, the machine, which hasn't been used even once, has fallen prey to rodents that have nibbled its wiring, hospital sources said.
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