Privatization of diagnostic services in government hospitals

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas said that the privatization of diagnostic tests in government hospitals in the State will come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The privatization of the services in district headquarters hospital will be from January 1 and Community Health Centres from January 15, he said. Tenders were called fr private diagnostic service providers which will not collect user charges for testing the samples. He said that of the 70 types of tests to be done, only 19 are being done due to various reasons. The private centres will render these services on the hospital premises.

Sanitation policy: The minister said that the State Cabinet meeting held today has cleared a sanitation policy for government hospitals with three separate focal thrust areas viz., regular cleaning, biomedical waste disposal and rodent control.

Union Minister for Health J.P. Nadda will lay the foundation stone for AIIMS at Mangalagiri at 11 am on December 19, 2015, said Kamineni Srinivas.

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