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Hospital Equipment for India - Can you help?


By Stella Almond - Posted on 07 April 2013

I have just returned from two weeks on business in India including a weekend in Kolkata. I had a meeting with Mr. B.D Agarwal, one of our long time suppliers and business associates who is the owner of a foundry and a Rotarian who has become extremely active in community service.

B.D. was telling us that he has heard that in the United States, a number of hospitals, clinics and other medical institutions operate a scheme whereby CAT and MRI scanners are replaced every three years in order to allow them to take advantage of the latest possible technology. The redundant equipment is donated to charitable organizations and/or other institutions which are not as well funded.

B.D. and his Rotary colleagues are looking to see if they can avail themselves of any of this kind of equipment. They are in a position to fund the costs involved in transporting and importing into India in order to gain a significant advantage by making this equipment available to hospitals in India.

If you have heard of such a scheme in the US and are in a position to provide us with any leads or if you have heard of any  of any similar scheme which might be operating in the UK or anywhere else, that we can use as a possible shortcut before we begin the process of writing to health authorities and hospitals directly, then please contact me.

I may do this on a personal basis to assist B.D. or even propose it to our Club to see if they can adopt this as an official scheme. Perhaps you could let me have your thoughts on this.

Many thanks,

Tony Tony Elliott 

Managing Director of The SAL Group. 

Tel: +44 (0) 1702 522000 | Fax: +44 (0) 1702 522512

Email: aelliott@thesalgroup.com

 

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