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Equipped with advanced machines, a central health laboratory developed under the Agra smart city project with an investment of Rs 4.80 crore officially started working on Saturday. Mayor Naveen Jain inaugurated the facility and dedicated it for better health care of the people of Agra. He also got his blood test conducted at the laboratory and received the result within two minutes.

The centralised lab developed inside the Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) premises has adequate facilities to conduct 700 different types of tests. The lab has a capacity to generate 1,800 test reports in an hour.

Highlighting realisation of his pre-poll promise to set up “mohalla clinics” in the city, Mayor Naveen Jain said, “The tests at the lab will be conducted for up to 80 percent less as compared to market rates. People of Agra will have to pay less than the fee charged by SGPGI Lucknow for different types of tests. The laboratory is equipped with robotic machines imported from the USA which are available in few hospitals in the country.”

“Soon 10 health centres connected to the lab will start operating in different parts of the city. The first centre outside the AMC premises will start operating within the next 15 days. Experienced doctors will be appointed at the health centres. Initially, the centres will operate from 10 am to 6 pm,” he said.

According to the rate list of the central lab, haemoglobin test will be conducted for Rs 18, diabetes for Rs 24, electrocardiogram (ECG) Rs 50, CT scan Rs 900, vitamin B-12 for Rs 250, immunohistochemistry Rs 750, immunofluorescence Rs 150 and serum creatinine Rs 55.

The first three health centres being set up in the city will be located at space outside the AMC premises, Hanuman temple crossing at Khandari and Central Park in Awas Vikas locality. The other centres will be set up at Arjun Nagar, Fatehabad road, Chatta locality, Trans-Yamuna, Kamla Nagar, Soron Katra and Freeganj.

Managing director of the Agra smart city healthcare plan, Ashish Bhattacharya said, “We have aimed to provide world class holistic health care services in the city at an affordable price. Apart from low price diagnosis, citizens would be able to consult doctor at heath centre by paying a nominal fee of Rs 50. After eye test, we would be providing spectacles at starting price of Rs 40. Dental treatment will also be provided. For treatment of heart, kidney and cancer patients, Agra smart city private limited is going to sign a memorandum of understanding with government multi-specialty hospitals.”

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Deepak Lavania

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 16.11.2019

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