Chandigarh

‘Project DXR4all’ a start-up idea of Dr Chander Malhotra makes headway

Y.S.Rana | January 24, 2019 11:28 AM

CHANDIGARH: ‘Project DXR4all’ is not an initiative of the government but a start-up idea of Dr Chander Malhotra, a radiologist, who has digitized traditional X-Ray process that will make detection and diagnosis health care speedy and hassle free.

It has been installed in the Homeopathy College and Hospital in Sector 26. While talking to Dr Malhotra revealed that idea struck in his mind when he read that a para glider and school children injured a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh could not get X-ray facilities on time resulting in delay in treatment. In remote areas of hill states and rural areas a quality X-Ray facility is a distant dream.

He further said that it would also guarantee that every digital X-ray reported almost instantaneously. In place of film, a computer cassette is used that recorded the health data of a patient. Cassette is attached with a CD reader that displays the image on computer. Radiologist can prepare the report within no time. Even that can be sent to patient on mobile. Cassette is reusable and can be used for 1000 times.

The cost of installation ranges between Rs 5-7 lakhs too has been reduced to unbelievable below 10 lacs for entire project. He has plan to link this project with Mudra loan project. Not only this it will provide free-of-cost training ( three months to 17 months duration) on Digital X-Ray to hundreds of unemployed youths to start their own ventures closer to their homes. He is also working on portable system which can be fitted in a mobile van.  

It will not only give an opportunity to youth self employment but will also help existing Labs, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes to add this facility at nominal cost. Even in government sector, majority of health centers can be provided with 24x7 facilities under PPP mode at no cost to exchequer. Those who are interested in learning Digital X-Ray, setting up their own centers or want to add up this facility in their clinics, nursing homes or hospitals can contact Dr Malhotra. It requires approximately 200 square feet space and each centre can provide employment to 7-10 locals.    

He further stated that once implemented, this project will be a game changer in providing 24x7 quality health care to the masses at affordable rates especially in far flung areas thus cutting expenses on treatment and travel. This will become a backbone of National Tuberculosis Control Program and will play a vital role in Disaster Management as well. Even in Ayushman Bharat this will bring affordable relief for masses. It will not only give an opportunity to youth for Skill Enhancement, hopes Dr Malhotra.

This modernized digital type of medical imaging has a variety of benefits compared to the traditional X-ray. Besides less radiation, cost effective and efficient it has also unlimited storage space.  

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