Three new MRI scanners among new kit expected for Malaga hospitals

File photo of a MRI scanner in use.
File photo of a MRI scanner in use. / Sur
  • The investment will total around five million euros, while 3.5 million will be spent on the casualty department at Carlos Haya hospital

The Andalusian public health service has announced that it will be installing three new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners in Malaga's hospitals this year. One will be placed in the children's hospital, Hospital Materno, so that patients no longer need to travel to the nearby Carlos Haya hospital.

The other two scanners will be installed in the Hospital Clínico, to add to the one already there, and in the new Guadalhorce district hospital, which currently doesn't have one. The total cost will be around five million euros and the scanners are expected to be operating by the end of the year.

Among other measures for this year is a 3.5-million-euro improvement to the casualty department at Carlos Haya.