According to AIIMS management, to start the centre, the hospital has sought permission and adhered to the guidelines by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Mumbai.
AIIMS, Raipur director Dr Nitin M Nagarkar said that the inbuilt hi-resolution camera of Gama in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technology will help to detect the diseases and cancer cells. A specialized team of doctors and technicians, including Dr Kiran Pipere, has been recruited four months ago for the department. To avail treatment under nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in private hospitals, a patient is charged Rs 22, 000. However, in AIIMS, the respective department has proposed to charge Rs 1,000 as diagnosis and treatment charges under nuclear medicine department.