Private hospitals, diagnostic centres in Mahabubnagar to charge Rs 1,999 for CT scans

"To help the people of Mahabubnagar, the CT scan rates have been decreased from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 1,999 across all private hospitals and diagnostic centres," V Srinivas Goud,

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 May 2021 12:26 PM GMT
Private hospitals, diagnostic centres in Mahabubnagar to charge Rs 1,999 for CT scans

Mahabubnagar: The Telangana prohibition and Excise minister and Mahabubnagar MLA, V. Srinivas Goud, on 17 May announced that private diagnostic centres in Mahabubnagar district will charge only Rs. 1,999 for CT scan from Tuesday.

"To help the people of Mahabubnagar, the CT scan rates have been decreased from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 1,999 across all private hospitals and diagnostic centres. Also, for the convenience of patient's attendants, free food will be arranged by the district administration," said Mr. Goud.

Reiterating that the Telangana government is taking actions to control coronavirus across the state, he said at present, a total of 1,345 beds, in both government and private hospitals, are functional across Mahabubnagar district. "A special task force will be formed headed by the district diagnostic inspector to curb the misuse of Remdesivir injections and oxygen supply in private hospitals," he added.

Meanwhile, the Telangana High Court has taken note of certain medical investigations that were not subjected to the price cap. Chief Justice Hima Kohli has directed the state to take serious note of the rate charged for PPE kits, CT scan, and other blood investigation tests and issue a government order.

Vaccine shortage: Telangana govt puts off immunization drive indefinitely

Hyderabad: Telangana government has indefinitely postponed the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state.

This follows the shortage of vaccines and delay in releasing Covishield and Covaxin doses by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,

Director of Public Health G. Srinivasa Rao said on Sunday night that in view of inadequate stock of Covaxin and delay in releasing fresh consignment by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the second dose of vaccination for 45 plus is postponed.

On Friday, the Health Department had postponed the vaccination drive till Monday due to changes in the time interval between two doses of Covishield. The time interval was increased from 6­-8 weeks to 12­-16 weeks.

Director of Public Health said fresh dates for vaccination will be announced later. There was zero vaccination in the state on Saturday and Sunday.

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