AIIMS: No Charges On Laboratory And Test That Costs Up To ₹300
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday removed all laboratory, testing charges up to ₹300 with immediate effect.
“The undersigned is directed to notify that President AIIMS is pleased to approve abolition of user charges for all investigations/laboratory charges currently costing up to ₹300 per procedure in AIIMS hospital and all centres, with immediate effect,” the circular signed by medical superintendent Dr DK Sharma read.
The decision is a big relief to the patients undergoing treatment at various AIIMS hospitals and centres.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya had released the findings off a 3rd-party assessment of Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres in 18 states of India, PTI had reported.
The minister said that the initiative was envisioned by PM Narendra Modi to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to the last mile.
Based on the feedback and monitoring of the scheme, the Union Health Minister said, "Necessary steps will be taken to further strengthen the scheme and Union govt is coordinating with states to ensure last-mile delivery through teleconsultation.”
"The central government is committed to provide the best healthcare to all," he added.