Sanjay Gandhi Publish Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) has elevated rates of varied laboratory, pathological and radiological checks from 10 to 50 p.c, stated the officers.
After the approval of the governing physique, the institute has began testing blood samples and biopsy, together with PET scan, MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray at an elevated fee.
Final hike on the institute was carried out a 12 months again when the costs of surgical procedure, dialysis medicines and surgical merchandise together with cotton, bandage, gloves, needle, saline ++ water had been elevated by 50%.
The officers of the Institute defend this hike in rates by saying that the institute has elevated the rates after 15 years. Nevertheless, the center and decrease middleclass sufferers will really feel the pinch of this hike.
“The charges for Radiology, Pathology, checks have been elevated, the rates weren’t revised for about 15 years. The charge has been elevated due to a rise in the price of test kits, chemical substances and so forth. The elevated rates of investigations in PGI are nonetheless 50 p.c cheaper than personal labs,” stated professor Gaurav Agarwal chief medical superintendent of PGI.
About 5000 sufferers come to PGI every day from UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Nepal.