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From the study by Vipin Jain:
The asset management plans should be such that it provides the management a greater degree of efficiency in the use of medical equipment. The plan should be such that equipment procurement program should be kept as a priority, and should be regularly updated. Also addressing the most serious and urgent needs of hospitals without delay. Material and methods: A survey was conducted in our own teaching hospital (Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India) which is tertiary care Centre with 900 functional beds, in the urban area of the state. The survey was conducted for one complete year. Results: It was interesting to note that the results of health care equipment maintenance resulted in problem to 33 participants out of 45 respondents. Therefore around 74% of the respondents had major to minor issues pertaining to management of health care equipment. About 18 reviewed as equipment maintenance was a major problem; 12 indicated that there was a significant problem and 3 reviewed it as a minor problem. Therefore for rest 12 respondents health care equipment posed no problem what so ever. Conclusion: The study conducted in our teaching hospital for the management of the expensive and sophisticated equipment, for the training medical professionals and clinical engineers has shown that maintenance and repair service had two basic functions in a big hospital like ours.