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Portage General benefits from provincial funding

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Breast cancer surgeries will be offered at the Portage District General Hospital in August of this year after a new neoprobe was purchased thanks to a big donation made this year. (file photo)

Breast cancer surgeries will be offered at the Portage District General Hospital in August of this year after a new neoprobe was purchased thanks to a big donation made this year. (file photo)

Nearly $16 million in specialized medical equipment will be purchased and installed at healthcare facilities throughout Manitoba. 

Portage la Prairie's Portage District General Hospital will be receiving a new computed tomography (CT) scanner, while facilities in Brandon and Winnipeg will also benefit from the investment.

“We are investing in the replacement of aging equipment to ensure reliable services, which helps reduce waits for Manitobans,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen. “This new equipment will ensure safe and efficient diagnostic services for patients and the healthcare staff operating this equipment.”

Goertzen said the health regions will soon begin the tendering process for the purchase and installation of the equipment.


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