Kerala Medical Services Corporation Limited (KMSCL), the company set up by the government to source life-saving drugs and hospital equipment at reasonable rates for government hospitals, is now extending its services to Lakshadweep.

Lakshadweep Health Department head Hamza Koya, who had discussions with KMSCL Managing Director Biju Prabhakar, has entrusted KMSCL with the task of purchasing hospital equipment worth Rs.1.36 crore for various hospitals in the islands.

Tender process

It was the transparent tender processes, quality of equipment purchased and the good after-sales service which prompted Lakshadweep to entrust the task to KMSCL, Mr. Prabhakar said here on Thursday.

The equipment being purchased for the islands include neonatal ventilators, operation theatre tables, Pulse Oxymeters, Glucometers, Multi-parameter monitor with capnogram, OT light shadowless - ceiling mount double dome, cardiac monitors, phototherapy unit double surface, incubators and labour cots.

Rate contract

As rate contract facility is available for the tenders invited by KMSCL, over 254 hospital equipment – from stethoscope to a digital mammography machine costing about Rs. 2.5 crore – can be purchased by government hospitals directly or through the Corporation.

For these equipment, warranty period of three years and five-year’s maintenance contract rates have been pre-fixed.