Rajasthan: Government puts price cap on chest CT scan used for Covid-19 diagnosis, treatment | Jaipur News


JAIPUR: Health department has put a price cap on High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), which is now commonly being used for assessing the lungs health in Covid-19 patients. Doctors are commonly finding ground glass opacity in lungs of Covid-19 patients through HRCT.
Doctors claimed that in HRCT, if they find ground-glass opacity with peripheral distribution with predominant involvement of lower lobe, it means that the patient is Covid-19 positive. It does not matter, if he has tested negative for Covid-19 twice or thrice. On the basis of that they immediately start treatment of Covid-19 on the basis of HRCT of such patients.
Principal secretary (health) Akhil Arora issued notification on Wednesday of putting a price cap on HRCT. According to the notification, the non-NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) labs cannot take more than Rs 1,700 for HRCT, while the NABH labs will be allowed to charge Rs 1,955 for the same test (HRCT).
Arora mentioned in the notification that those who violate it, will be dealt as per law under section 5 of Rajasthan Epidemic Act, 2020.
The doctors are also recommending Covid-19 patients, who have recovered from Covid-19 to get HRCT done to assess how much damage the virus has done to the lungs of the patients.

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