AIIMS move to do away with user charges below Rs 500 still in pipeline
New Delhi: The proposal by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to do away with user charges on diagnostic procedures like blood tests and X-rays, which cost less than Rs 500 will take more time to become a reality.
While the institute has conducted a pilot study to justify its proposal and submitted the same to the health ministry, the administration has now sought details of the user fees charged for each tests from each department.
According to a source at AIIMS, the proposal has been submitted to Health Minister J P Nadda but there has been no development on it, reports PTI.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the country’s premier medical institute is planning to do away with charges on diagnostic procedures like blood tests, ultrasound and X-rays, among others which cost less than Rs 500.
A committee headed by Dr Anoop Saraya, HOD of Gastroenterology at AIIMS, constituted to review the user fee charges at the hospital have submitted its report in this regard