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Michael Russell, Director of The Center of Excellence, enters the mobile MRI machine at the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Center in Temple on Monday August 4, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Michael Russell, Director of The Center of Excellence, enters the mobile MRI machine at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Center in Temple, Texas. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Based on the paint job alone, I concluded the trailer could be mobilized quickly to scan the brains of injured vets. However, when I read the article written by Jeremy Schwartz for American Stateman, I learned the mobile MRI has not been used.

In an effort to help the injured vets, I would like to propose a few solutions:

1. If the machine does not work, return it.

2. If the agency does not have personnel who are qualified to operate the machine, either hire, train, or contract with qualified personnel.

3. If the trailer cannot be used as intended, return it. If the trailer specifications were not included in the Request for Offers, fire all people who were responsible for approving the Request for Offers.

Agencies, organizations, and people must be held accountable for their egregious errors or mediocrity will prevail.

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