Rajesh Maru MRI death case: BMC to hand Phillips a contract worth ₹94 lakh

The company will be paid ₹59.27 lakh as a maintenance fee for one year

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On January 27, 2018, Rajesh Maru died after getting sucked into the MRI machine at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run Nair Hospital. The same MRI machine where Maru breathed his last will undergo repairs and it will be done by the Philips.
 
The BMC will be giving the contract to Philips worth ₹94 lakh in which, the latter will spend ₹56.67 lakhs on the machine's spare parts, ₹23.60 lakh on service activity, filling helium gas worth ₹13.79 lakh. Along with this, the company will be paid an extra sum of ₹59.27 lakh as a maintenance fee which will last for one year.
 
The MRI machine was purchased in 2008 at Nair Hospital for ₹7.89 Cr with three years of guarantee and five years of warranty.


Rajesh Maru death case

On January 27, 2018, Saturday, Lalbaug resident Rajesh Maru, who had accompanied his kin to Nair Hospital’s MRI room, was pulled into the MRI machine by its magnetic force after he entered the room carrying an oxygen cylinder. As this was happening, he inhaled the gas that leaked out of the container and died in the hospital itself.

In connection with the Rajesh Maru death case, Agripada police arrested Dr Siddhant Shah. Shah was held responsible for Maru's death.

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