A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up the state-of-the-art diagnostic centre was signed between the Meghalaya health department and the Suraksha & Salvia Global LLP on Friday.
The diagnostic centre will be established at the Pasteur Institute, Lawmali in Shillong.
The Central government has sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the project so far.
Meghalaya health minister A. L. Hek, health secretary Pravin Bakshi and directors of three branches of health services were present during the signing of the MoU.
Terming the signing of MoU as ‘historic’ Hek said the centre would help patients who required undergoing tests and investigations for treatment of various sicknesses like MRI, blood tests, X-rays and other services.
He said that diagnostic services would be provided free of cost to all people of the state at the diagnostic centre.
The diagnostic centre would operate within five months by November this year, Hek said.