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Spanish Government Allocates 26M in High-Tech Equipment in Castilla-La Mancha

The Minister reminded that the Inveat Plan will involve an overall investment of more than $900.5 million (€795 million) throughout Spain, which will enable the renewal of 585 pieces of equipment in the National Health System’s (SNS) technology pool and the expansion of a further 262. The portfolio of equipment to be renewed or expanded includes linear accelerators, and CT scanners.

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The Spanish Government will invest close to $29.4 million (€26 million) in the expansion or renovation of a total of 34 high-tech equipment in public health centers in Castilla-La Mancha, thanks to the High Technology Investment Plan (Inveat).

That was announced by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, who visited this Thursday, January 20th, together with the Minister of Health of Castilla-La Mancha, Jesús Fernández Sanz, and the Managing Director of the Health Service of Castilla-La Mancha (Sescam), Regina Leal, the facilities of the General University Hospital of Ciudad Real. This is one of the healthcare centers in the autonomous community that are beneficiaries of the Inveat Plan.

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The Health MInister will renew, with this plan, linear accelerators, CT or MRI

The Minister reminded that the Inveat Plan will involve an overall investment of more than $900.5 million (€795 million) throughout Spain, which will enable the renewal of 585 pieces of equipment in the National Health System’s (SNS) technology pool and the expansion of a further 262.

In total, Inveat, which represents the largest investment under the Ministry of Health’s Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, will facilitate the renewal or expansion of around 850 pieces of equipment in the public healthcare technology pool throughout the country.

As the Minister of Health pointed out, this is “an unprecedented investment in the Spanish healthcare system”, which will make it possible to improve the diagnostic and therapeutic capacity of the SNS; in particular, Darias stressed, giving as an example that the two new PET-CT scanners to be installed with these funds at the Hospital General Universitario de Ciudad Real “will make it possible to double the number of patients to be diagnosed, that is, to go from 9,000 people per year to 18,000 and to increase the number of patients per year to 18,000,” she said. 000 people a year to 18,000 and to reduce the radiation dose by 50%.

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The portfolio of equipment to be renewed or expanded includes linear accelerators, CT scanners, magnetic resonance imaging, PET-CT, gamma cameras, digital brachytherapy equipment, vascular angiographs, neuroradiology angiographs, and hemodynamics rooms. It should be noted that, thanks to these investments, the obsolescence of the high-tech equipment in the SNS will be reduced and the average density rate of high-tech equipment per 100,000 inhabitants will be increased by at least 15%.

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