Khammam: Telangana Diagnostic Hub in Khammam, a flagship programme of the State government, has been proving to be a boon to the needy patients in the district offering quality diagnostic services free of cost. The government has set up the Diagnostic Hub at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore at the District Headquarters Hospital. It […]
Khammam: Telangana Diagnostic Hub in Khammam, a flagship programme of the State government, has been proving to be a boon to the needy patients in the district offering quality diagnostic services free of cost. The government has set up the Diagnostic Hub at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore at the District Headquarters Hospital.
It was made operational in June, 2021. Since then as many as 1.41 lakh tests and around 6.43 diagnostic test parameters have been conducted.
District Collector VP Gautham informed that nearly 63,797 samples have been collected from 31,380 patients in rural and urban areas. Working in a hub and spoke model, the diagnostic centre generates test reports within 24-hours and sends information to the patients’ mobile phones.
A total of eight expert lab technicians, pathologist, lab manager and nodal officer are functioning under the supervision of the District Hospital Superintendent. As many as 57 types of tests are being conducted uninterruptedly at the hub having a capacity of 1,200 tests per hour, he noted. The district is divided into five routes to collect samples from 36 government health centres across Khammam. Thirty five types of biochemistry, 14 types of pathology and eight types of microbiology tests are being conducted at the hub. “The Diagnostic Hub equipped with state-of-the-art equipment is aimed at delivering quality diagnostic services. The public in the district should make use of the facility and not waste their money by going to private hospitals” Gautham appealed to the people. “The State government has made a revolutionary move in the public health sector with the Telangana Diagnostics initiative and it is a testament to the government’s commitment towards the health of the poorer sections”, Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar told Telangana Today.
The TRS government has been making efforts to revive the public health system which was neglected in the past. The Diagnostic Hub helps the patients to save money as well as logistics involved in getting the medical tests done. The government established an ultra-modern cardiac catheterisation laboratory (Cath Lab) spending Rs 20 crore at District Hospital. The government decided to set up 100-bed hospitals at Madhira and Sathupalli and the construction works would soon be started, the minister added.
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