CT scan charges

IRIA seeks amendment to government order

Amritsar, November 20

The state branch of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) has urged the state government to amend the orders of capping CT scan charges at Rs2,000 for Covid patients. A delegation of the association led by Dr Ramesh Chander, president, and Dr Mukesh Gupta, general secretary, met Dr KK Talwar, Adviser Health, Punjab Government, at Jalandhar. They pointed out that members of the IRIA Punjab have committed to help the government fight against Covid-19 pandemic. The government has capped the cost of CT scan at Rs 2,000 for Covid suspects.

The members are with the government and will conduct chest CT scan of the patients who are under treatment. Office-bearers of association stated that for general patient these orders should not be applicable. “It is not viable to conduct CT scan at Rs2,000 for the general patients. The government should amend the orders and relaxation should be only for the Covid patients,” said Dr Ramesh. — TNS

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