SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Governing Council has authorized the Ministry of Health to make a multi-year expenditure amounting to 34.9 million euros for contracting the service of diagnostic studies by magnetic resonance (MRI), as well as for the interpretation, analysis and issuance of reports of the tests carried out.
The procedure for contracting this service was initiated by Order of the Ministry of Health of September 9, 2021, and will be carried out through an open procedure, a framework agreement system with several awardees and ordinary processing.
The hiring is divided into nine lots, of which six correspond to the Health areas of Gran Canaria and Tenerife and the remaining three to those of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma, which together add up to an estimated expense per annuity of 1,457. 535.06 euros in 2021, 8,745,210.13 in 2022, 8,745,210.13 in 2023, 8,745,210.13 in 2024 and 7,287,675.07 in 2025.
The framework agreement will also have a term of four years, between 2021 and 2025, including one for extension. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic tests have become a first-rate medical tool for obtaining accurate diagnoses and, therefore, for establishing treatments with more security.
The use of this technology has been increasing in recent years in the clinical practice of hospitals, which is why it is necessary to hire outside means to provide timely and adequate coverage of both the daily demand for tests and the interpretation, analysis and issuance of reports, which would reduce the wait.
Precisely, the recent incorporation of MRI equipment in SCS hospitals in the non-capital islands makes it necessary to contract the report issuance service, which can be carried out by other entities and thus shorten the delay period.