Nearly half, 45 per cent of the equipment and machinery at the hospital is obsolete.The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is obsolete and its replacement slow because procurement is long, it has one laparoscopy tower machine (it did not have one for six months) and the skin grafting machine
is broken down, so doctors have to do it manually.
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The rootstock vine is then snipped off after three months and grafted with a one-leaf scion after insertion into a specifically designed and patented (by Seagram) la greffenvert or green grafting machine
. The mechanism, which resembles a key punch or a sewing machine, has a foot pedal which, when suppressed, makes an almost imperceptible union.
Plant vigor and tolerance have also been improved by robotic grafting machines
that use high-pressure waterjets to cut the rootstock and scion, while cast-in-place sleeves join the cuttings into transplants tailored for particular situations.