Adilabad: The first-of-its-kind Telangana diagnostic hubs can be a game changer in boosting medical infrastructure. They have come in handy for rural folks in availing quality yet free medical investigations at their nearest primary health centres. The centres were set up created in Adilabad, Nirmal and Kumram Bheem Asifabad district headquarters.
Patients of various diseases belonging to rural parts hesitate to undergo medical investigations, considering the ever growing charges of the services and long travelling distance to locate the diagnostic centres. Consequently, they cannot detect the ailment and tend to delay treatment. This sometimes proves fatal for them.
“However, the recently launched Telangana diagnostic hubs are a boon to rural folks. People residing in the countryside can drop samples of blood, urine and other specimens at their nearest primary health centres. They receive reports of medical examinations on their mobile phones and can download them from the internet. They don’t need to pay a single penny for availing service,” Dr P Sadhana, nodal officer of the facility in Adilabad, told Telangana Today.
R Padma, a native of Asifabad town, said she had blood, thyroid, urine and lipid profile examinations at the diagnostic hub situated in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district a few days ago. She expressed satisfaction over the quality of medical investigations. She stated that she would recommend the facility to her relatives and friends.
Dr K Ramya, medical officer at Soan Primary Health Centre, said the hubs could save lives of patients of diabetes, alcoholics and other diseases. “With the advent of the facility, many who never underwent diagnosis thinking they were healthy were coming forward to undergo medical examinations. The results helped them in identifying the disease at the early stage and to take treatment. This means their lives are saved,” she said.
Kondamadugu Purushottam, a businessman from Soan, said that he and his wife gave samples for thyroid, blood, liver and renal function tests.
“Staffers of the hub received us well. They guided and supported us in every stage. The results were sent to the local primary centre and to my mobile phone as well,” he remarked.
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