Report overcharging for dengue tests: Health Dept : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Report overcharging for dengue tests: Health Dept

AMRITSAR: The Health Department has appealed to the people to report in case any laboratory charges more than Rs 600 for dengue tests.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 7

The Health Department has appealed to the people to report in case any laboratory charges more than Rs 600 for dengue tests.

The decision to put a cap on the medical tests was taken in September last year to prevent fleecing of patients. By then, a large number of dengue cases had already been reported and the move of the department couldn’t help much. So the health officials have issued the appeal to make people aware of it so that no establishment can exploit them.

In case complaints against hospitals are found true, the department can proceed to remove the establishment from the list of empanelled hospitals for the purposes of state-run insurance schemes. Besides, action for violating official instructions can also be taken.

District Epidemiologist Dr Madan Mohan said, “The decision to cap the charges for dengue diagnostic tests was taken after reports of many labs charging exorbitantly from gullible patients. Government hospitals conduct such tests for free, but many patients often go to private clinics.” According to him, instructions state that NS1 antigen test is the apt test for diagnosis of dengue but many labs conduct other tests. People should prefer government facilities.

Top News

Kanwar Yatra: Supreme Court imposes interim stay on order asking eateries to display names of owners

Supreme Court stays UP Government’s order to eateries to display names of owners along Kanwar Yatra route

Top court was hearing pleas filed by NGO Association for Pro...

No case made out for granting special category status to Bihar: Govt in Lok Sabha

No case made out for granting special category status to Bihar: Govt in Lok Sabha

JD(U) leader Sanjay Kumar Jha had voiced his party's demand ...

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables Economic Survey 2023-24 in Lok Sabha

India’s GDP to grow at 6.5 per cent to 7 per cent in 2024-25, says Economic Survey tabled in Parliament India’s GDP to grow at 6.5 per cent to 7 per cent in 2024-25, says Economic Survey tabled in Parliament

The growth projected for 2024-25 is lower than the economic ...

YouTube down in India; users face problem while uploading videos, accessing app

YouTube down in India; users face problem while uploading videos, accessing app

Hashtag YouTubeDown has started trending on social media as ...


Cities

View All