The civic health administration has appealed to the citizens to avail themselves of sonography facilities at minimum charges of Rs 75 at its hospital in N-11, Cidco from August 22.
"The facility will be available only on Thursdays between 3 pm and 5 pm. The citizens may contact the hospital on phone (0240) 2382451 for registration and inquiries. We have selected six gynaecologists (who are medical officers) and offered them training in operating the sonography machine at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) from July 30 to August 3," said health officer Dr Jayashree Kulkarni.
There are five major hospitals of the AMC which have nursing home facilities. The AMC had started sonography centre in N-11 (Cidco) hospital in 2008. However, due to technical snag, the machine went out of order in 2011. After taking rigorous pains, the health administration succeeded in re-starting the machine from July 30.