Gangula tells labs, hospitals to charge only Rs 2,000 for CT scan

Diagnostic centres would charge Rs 2,000 for scanning and Rs 2,200 would be collected if patients want scanning film

By   |  Published: 13th May 2021  10:01 pm
BC Welfre Minister Gangula Kamalakar conducting a review meeting with officials in Karimnagar on Thursday.

Karimnagar: BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar on Thursday said all hospitals as well as diagnostic centres should only charge Rs 2,000 for CT scan. The managements of hospitals and diagnostic centres have also agreed to the decision. The Minsiter revealed this to the media after conducting a review meeting on Covid situation with district officials, pharmacy, drug control officials and IMA representatives at the collectorate conference hall here.

Diagnostic centres would charge Rs 2,000 for scanning and Rs 2,200 would be collected if patients want scanning film. There are 55 diagnostic centres in the district. Besides the district unit of IMA, others have also agreed to the take new charges.

Moreover, managements of nursing homes and diagnostic centres were asked to display boards along with the rates of different types of diagnosis as well as availability of beds by following the government order, he said and warned to take action if anybody collects higher charges by violating government instructions.

Asking the hospital managements not to collect high fees from Covid patients, he wanted the hospital to provide treatment with humanity.

Besides the State level taskforce, a district level taskforce was also formed along with Collector, Commissioner of Police, DMHO, Drug Inspector and hospital superintendent. The taskforce would monitor Remdesivir injections, oxygen and availability of beds in private hospitals.

The Collector and taskforce will have the details of Remdesivir injections being supplied to hospitals and utilisation of injections. The Collector will also have the detailed report of beds available in different hospitals. Another committee with MLAs and Minister has also been formed to monitor the situation.

Informing that five PROs were also appointed for the convenience of the people, he advised the patients to contact PROs to get complete information about Remdesivir injections, oxygen and availability of beds in different hospitals. Stating that Karimnagar tops the oxygen utilisation in the State after Hyderabad, he said that there was no shortage of oxygen in government hospitals. Drugs control department officials were also asked to take steps to sell Remdesivir injection at MRP.

Advising the people not to come out unnecessarily, he appealed to the people to cooperate with the State government to check the spread of the virus by following lockdown norms. Instead of roaming on roads and gathering in groups, people could come out between 6 am to 10 am to purchase essential commodities.

Karimnagar Mayor Y Sunil Rao, MLAs Rasamai Balkishan, and Sunke Ravishankar, Collector K Shashanka, Commissioer of Police, VB Kamalasan Reddy and others participated in the review meeting.

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