Govt directs hospitals to display rate list of tests

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 25: Government has issued a circular to all hospitals and health institutions directing them to display rate list of all available diagnostic tests and lab investigations for easy access of people.
“It is impressed upon all the Heads of Hospitals/ Health care institutions to clearly display/ indicate the various radiological examinations/ lab investigations/ other tests conducted/ available along with the rates chargeable within their respective laboratories/ Hospitals, at designated areas and conspicuous places in clear fonts in English/Local language for the information of general public,” read the circular.
“These instructions shall be followed in letter and spirit,” it added. The circular was issued by the Commissioner/Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, following several complaints that certain basic tests/investigations are being denied/not being carried out in health care institutions of the State on one pretext or the other.