Press release for the inauguration of CT scan facility in RIHP, Ammathi
Kodava Koota in partnership with Coorg Foundation, a trust established by Tata Coffee Ltd., is successfully setting up a CT scan facility in Rural India Health Project (RIHP) hospital, Ammathi.
CT scan machine is a critical medical technology that would help people by diagnosing ailments related to cancer, heart condition, road traffic accidents injury to head and pelvis, respiratory infections, spinal cord injuries, bowel disorder, internal bleeding, etc., to name a few. A CT scan facility would also aid in fluid or tissue biopsies and makes preparation and procedure for surgeries smoother.
Due to inaccessibility of this key infrastructure, a significant section of Kodagu’s society was forced to travel to neighboring districts to avail affordable medical care. Kodava Koota identified RIHP, a non-profit hospital that is providing affordable healthcare, as a partner to bring low-cost CT scan treatment to the population of Kodagu. Through fundraising activities, site visits, and due diligence spanning through a year, we are happy to announce that due to these efforts, the CT scan facility will be inaugurated on 25th April 2023 at Noon at the RIHP hospital premises. Whereas Coorg Foundation and RIHP will be responsible for maintenance and operations, Kodava Koota will continue to monitor the progress and impact of this facility.
We encourage the people of Kodagu to spread the word and take advantage of this life-saving facility for their medical needs.
We thank the donors of Kodava Koota who made it possible to raise $105,000 (approximately INR 87 Lakhs) towards this initiative. This is expected to be a milestone in Kodagu’s health care and a life-saving infrastructure. Kodava Koota is invigorated by the overwhelming support of its donors from the Kodava community of North America and envisions several such key initiatives in the future to help the population of Kodagu.
Kodava Koota Board