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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare National Health Mission

Chief Minister’s Free Diagnostic Services
Background :

Quality diagnosis is vital for medical practitioners to make effective decisions about treatment. Access and availability of quality Radiology Services have been a key challenge for the health system. The out of pocket expenditure of the patients on diagnostic tests are increasing and forms the second major segment of such expenditure after medicine.

To address the above issues, Chief Minister's Free Diagnostics Services is envisaged to ensure availability of minimum set of diagnostics services at health institutions. Under Chief Minister's Free Diagnostic Services CT Scan, X- Ray and Laboratory services will be provided free of cost to all irrespective of APL/BPL status.

Programme Overview :

CT Scan Services:

28 CT Scan centers will be established at 28 district hospitals.25 centers have already been completed and made operational. Installation of 3 more centers has been completed and will be made operational shortly. Installation of the remaining seven centers will be completed and made operational very soon.

Reporting of CT Scan images will be through Tele Radiology by the qualified Radiologist. Patient will receive CT Scan image along with report prescribed by a qualified Radiologist. Normal cases will be reported within 6 hours and emergency cases within 2 hours. All patient referred by government health institutions will be provided CT Scan services free of cost.

All the CT machines are of 16 slice and GE make. The CT Scan machine installed are product of Make in India initiative of Hon'ble Prime minister and are being installed in the government segment on such a large scale for the first time in the country.

X- Ray services:

All X- Ray machines available at government health institution (PHC/CHC/DH) will be connected through Tele Radiology. The X- Ray image will be captured by the Radiographer and will be transmitted to Hub through Tele Radiology. The Radiologist available at the Hub will analyze the image and will write report electronically. The report will be transmitted back to the concerned health institution and the patient will receive digital X- Ray image along with report prescribed by a Radiologist. All the patients of government health institutions (PHC/CHC/DH) will be provided X- ray service free of cost.

A total 130 health institutions have been selected which will be connected through Teleradiology.113 centers are operational and rest will be operational very soon.

The scheme will benefit all citizen irrespective of APL/BPL status.
The benefit of free X-Ray facility can be availed by the citizen by visiting the concerned Govt. health institute.

 

Laboratory Services :

Laboratory services at DH/CHC/PHC will be provided free of cost to all through Hub and Spoke model. District Laboratory (Hub) will be set up at 28 district hospitals. These laboratories will be equipped with state of the art technology and equipments. Sample from all the health institutions will be collected and transported to district laboratory (Hub). At the Hub sample will be analyzed and report will be communicated (electronically as well as hard copy) to the respective health institution. The patient will receive report next day.

Normal case report will be provided within 24 hours and emergency within 3 hours. A total of 58 no of tests at District Hospital level, 43 no. of tests at SDCH/FRU level, 39 no. of tests at CHC level and 19 no. of tests at PHC level are being covered under the Chief Minister's Free Diagnostic Services Programme.

In 27 District Hospital locations, hub lab already made operational. Remaining one hub lab will be made operational shortly.

Free Lab Services Programme has been implemented in the State in PPP through Service Provider M/S HLL Life Care Ltd. as well as through in-house laboratory strengthening.

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