By Sarah Klein
Three Manitoba hospitals are receiving new medical equipment at a combined cost of $5.1 million.
The province is funding a CT scanner at Health Sciences Centre, a cardiac catheterization medical system and specialized laboratory analysis equipment at St. Boniface General Hospital, and x-ray machine at Gimli Community Health Centre.
“Manitobans rely on medical equipment that can diagnose illnesses while being reliable, safe and efficient for both practitioners and patients to use,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen.
“This funding will allow a number of health-care facilities to replace aging equipment, ensuring quality medical care for the patients who use it.”
The equipment will be purchased following a tendering process.