Telangana to get 17 diagnostic hubs

Fri 30 Aug 2019, 11:40:56
The health officials are preparing ground to launch 17 major diagnostic hubs across Telangana.

The free diagnostic services under the ‘T-Diagnostics’ initiative is being spearheaded by the Telangana State Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC), and is expected to be rolled out in the coming months.

Diagnostic tests form a large chunk of medical bills, which poor patients struggle to afford while availing treatment. To ease this significant financial burden, the health authorities will offer all major diagnostic tests free of cost at public healthcare institutions.

Development of new high-end laboratories at four teaching hospitals in

districts and 13 more such facilities in district hospitals at a cost of over Rs 30 crore is already under way. The facilities are expected to cover almost all the patients visiting public healthcare institutions in the districts.

At some places, civic works related to construction of diagnostic hubs are under way while at others, authorities are making use of the existing infrastructure. “We are working overtime to roll out free diagnostic facilities in the next few months. There are challenges like ensuring availability of lab technicians to conduct tests in districts. We are overcoming these issues,” said TSMSIDC Managing Director K Chandrashekhar Reddy.

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