Telangana govt rolls out free diagnostics service in Hyderabad

Telangana now has a Diagnostics Central Hub to provide free diagnostic tests to the poor and needy patients and make healthcare more affordable to people.

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Hyderabad: Telangana’s Information Technology and Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister, Mr K T Rama Rao and Health Minister, Mr C Laxma Reddy launched the Telangana Diagnostics, a new initiative of state government on 9th June in Hyderabad.

Under the initiative, nearly 50-odd different diagnostic tests would be conducted for people free of cost. The services would be extended to all districts in the coming months.

The Telangana Diagnostics central hub at Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) in Narayanaguda is linked with over district and area hospitals, 120-odd primary and community health centres in the state capital. Samples collected from people at these hospitals and centres would be transported in vehicles to central hub, where samples would be analysed, and reports will be sent to respective hospitals and health centres online in 24 hours. The respective staff would hand over reports to the people a day after collection of sample.

As per KTR, “It is observed that middle and lower-class sections are feeling the pinch of diagnostic tests that are being prescribed in dozen when people visit a private doctor. Telangana Diagnostics is being launched to bring respite to people on this front. Diagnostic tests, CT Scan, X-Ray, ECG etc. would be done and reports would be given within 24 hours.”

Speaking later, Health Minister Laxma Reddy informed that free eye screening tests and creation of health profile for every citizen are the upcoming initiatives of government to restore people’s faith in government health system.