In order to help the needy and provide affordable healthcare at low cost the countryâ€™s â€˜cheapestâ€™ diagnostic facility has been set at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which will start in December.
Many facilities have been setup in the Gurdwara and an MRI will cost just Rs 50. A dialysis centre is also being set up at Guru Harkrishan Hospital on the Gurdwara premises. It will start functioning next week. A dialysis procedure will cost only Rs 600.
Diagnostic machines worth Rs 6 crores were donated to the hospital. These include four machines for dialysis, and a machine each for ultrasound, X-Ray and MRI.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services will be available for the needy for just Rs 50. For others, an MRI scan will cost Rs 800. A committee of doctors has been set up to decide who needs a concession.
The machines are being installed and the diagnostic centre will be operational in the first week of December. These will be the most affordable diagnostic services in the country.
At the facility, patients will have to pay Rs 150 for ultrasounds and Rs 50 for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. The initiative aims to help people who do not have the necessary means to pay for expensive tests like an MRI.