A new scheme has been introduced by Delhi government as Free Diagnostic Tests Scheme that would enable residents get free Free Diagnostic and surgeries in hospitals.According to Delhi health minister Satendra also announced on an event that another scheme would be rolled out in a week under which surgeries could also be done in private hospitals for free under Free Diagnostic Tests.
Under Free Diagnostic Tests Scheme Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had in December announced the free diagnostic tests for those residing in Delhi for the past three years and whose annual family income was under Rs 3 lakh.
Under the scheme, all residents of Delhi will get free diagnostic tests in 21 private institutions if they are referred to by Delhi government hospitals. AAP-led government has said that to avail this facility residents are required to show a referral letter from 30 selected government hospitals to avail the free service that includes MRIs, CT and PET scans, and ultrasounds.
The Chief Minister said the free tests will be available to all the residents of Delhi and there is no income limit required for availing the facility except a residence proof. “The move will be a great help for poor patients. All the costs for radiology tests will be borne by the Delhi government.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain said another scheme will soon be rolled out under which surgeries could be performed in private hospitals in the city if the waiting period in government hospitals exceeded a month.