Warangal: The diagnostic centres in Mulugu and Mahabubabad have started to offer services while the centre in Jangaon is yet to be inaugurated. After conducting the dry run from January 8 to June 8, the Telangana Diagnostic Centre at Mulugu was inaugurated on June 9. A total of 2,828 samples were collected and 7,136 tests were done and reports sent to patients. A total of 766 samples were rejected.
Nodal Officer Dr Seetha Ramaraju said that about 60 samples were collected every day after inauguration. “A special vehicle goes to primary health centres (PHCs) to get blood samples to the Mulugu government area hospital where the T- Diagnostic Centre is set up,” he added. “The centre is very helpful to the poor people living in remote parts of the district. They can go and give the blood samples at the nearby PHC to get the tests done,” Seetha Ramaraju said.
It is said that the T-Diagnostic Centre is committed to providing accurate, reliable and timely medical laboratory services, free of cost, to the satisfaction of all patients. Samples containing Hemolysis and clotted samples are rejected. Inadequate sample, broken tube or container, unlabeled specimen, misplaced caps, improperly transported samples and samples received after 8 hours will also be rejected.
“While we are conducting a total of 48 tests at our centre, the most common tests are CBP, LFT, RFT, Thyroid profile, Blood Sugar, Serum Bilirubin, Serum Creatinine and C-Reactive Protein (CRP),” said Deputy DMHO Dr Ambarish of Mahabubabad. “A total of 1,145 tests have been conducted since June 5 by collecting 618 samples,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jangaon DMHO A Mahender said that the T-Diagnostic Centre set up at Jangaon area hospital was ready for inauguration.