The country’s ‘cheapest’ diagnostic facility will start functioning at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in December and an MRI will cost just Rs 50, according to the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC).
A dialysis centre is also being set up at Guru Harkrishan Hospital in the Gurudwara premises. It will start functioning next week. A dialysis procedure will cost only Rs 600, DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said.
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, he adds.
At the facility, patients will have to pay Rs 150 for ultrasounds and Rs 50 for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. As per the Arvinder Singh Soni, chairman liver transplant at Medanta and Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, the initiative intends to help people who do not have the necessary means to pay for expensive tests like an MRI.
While underprivileged persons will be able to undergo an MRI scan for Rs 50, the others will have to pay Rs 800 for the same. A committee of doctors has been formed to identify the persons who will be eligible for the concession.
Waiting for this healthcare facility!