Taking cognizance of complaints that the laboratories and diagnostic centres are seeking exorbitant charges for the CT scans the district administration of Dehradun has fixed the charges for the scans.
Now the Covid 19 patients should have to give Rs 3500 for 16 slice High Resolution Computer assisted Tomography (HR CT) and Rs 4000 for more than 16 slice HR CT.
In an order the chief medical officer (CMO) of Dehradun Dr Anoop Dimri said that these charges would be applicable till end of the pandemic and include the consumables such as PPE kits, masks and sanitizers.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Cabinet minister and in charge of Dehradun district, Ganesh Joshi had directed the district administration to fix charges for the CT scans.
In absence of any restriction many private hospitals and diagnostic centres were charging up to Rs 10000 for one CT scan.