LUCKNOW: A top government-run hospital will now have to shell out at least Rs 50 lakh in order to repair an MRI machine after a loaded weapon of a security personnel attached to Uttar Pradesh minister Satyadev Pachauri, got stuck on the scanner and damaged the equipment.
A security guard of Uttar Pradesh textile minister Satyadev Pachauri tried to get a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan with his weapon still on him, resulting in the machine wresting the pistol and damaging the equipment worth crores.
During the scan at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, his pistol was pulled from his body and got stuck on the machine.
The magnetic field around the machine seized the loaded pistol and damaged the machine which was worth crores.
However, it has been made clear that the basic instruction was ignored by the guard as he entered the MRI chamber with the pistol.
According to reports, the cost of repairing the 5-crore machine will come around Rs 40-50 lakh.
“The machine is being repaired and cannot be used for the next 10 days,” said Dr Deepak Malviya, the director of Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.