UP: Weapon of minister’s security guard gets stuck in MRI machine, repair to cost Rs 50 lakh

Unaware of the machine's capability of producing magnetic pull, his security personnel also entered the room carrying his service pistol.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 3, 2017 10:13 pm
UP minister, UP minister guard, UP minister guard-MRI scan, gun stuck in MRI, RML hospital, Satyadev Pachauri, UP minister Satyadev Pachauri, uttar pradesh news, indian express The pistol got stuck to the MRI machine after it was pulled from UP minister’s security officer’s gun holster. (Source:ANI)

A top government-run hospital will now have to shell out at least Rs 50 lakh in order to repair an MRI machine after a loaded weapon of a security personnel attached to Uttar Pradesh minister Satyadev Pachauri, got stuck on the scanner and damaged the equipment. “The machine is being repaired and cannot be used for the next 10 days,” said Dr Deepak Malviya, the director of Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.

The incident occurred when an unconscious Pachauri was about to undergo an MRI scan. Unaware of the machine’s capability of producing magnetic pull, his security personnel also entered the room carrying his service pistol. As soon as he stepped inside the room, the gun popped out of the holster and got stuck in the machine.

Pachauri, who holds the portfolio of Khadi and Textile ministry in Uttar Pradesh, fell unconscious while attending a rally in Hardoi on Friday and rushed to the hospital immediately.

With PTI inputs

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    AKB
    Jun 4, 2017 at 6:33 am
    Charge the minister in full amount from his ry and perks.
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      AKB
      Jun 4, 2017 at 6:32 am
      Charge the minister in full amount from his ry and perks.
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        Ramesh
        Jun 4, 2017 at 6:07 am
        Why should security guard enter MRI room? He might be with the ministers in the toilet, as well. Truly incredible India
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          sk
          Jun 4, 2017 at 5:10 am
          The fault lies with the hospital personnel in charge of this department. It is not the fault of guard unless he was warned and still entered the room forcibly which does not look like the case from this report. By the way, I am surprised that such an expensive equipment does not have protection from such incidents and a simple revolver metal object sticking to it from outside damaged the w machine.
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            ak dev
            Jun 4, 2017 at 5:00 am
            Ye India hai. Sab chalata hai.
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              disqus_tgPkiHOjUu
              Jun 4, 2017 at 2:31 am
              What a moron This case will bring shame to India in medical journals and the picture will be a laughing stock for many years to come
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                Saurabh
                Jun 4, 2017 at 2:08 am
                Brainless ministers with Brainless security guard. Will this dumb guard's father pay for repair.
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                  John Joseph
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 2:25 am
                  F man. It is an honest mistake and look at your comments. Aren't you f....d up.
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                    Saurabh
                    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:50 am
                    Only f... d up people(bhakts) can justify this as "honest mistake", to me it's pure arrogance.
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                  K Thomas Bose
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 1:39 am
                  It is the responsibility of the MR technician and the Radiologist, to warn people entering near the machine( Usually no one except the patient will be allowed..) about the power of the magnet. THERE should have been signs warning of not wearing any metal objects, posted on the walls. Hard and expensive way to learn a simple matter. I wonder ig the minister survived, or had to go to another hospital for the test.
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