Free test facilities would be made available in six district hospitals and 12 sub-divisional hospitals of state from February 23.

Agartala: The Tripura government is introducing free medical test facilities in six district hospitals and 12 sub-divisional hospitals from February 23.

“All these 60 free test facilities were introduced by the state government through Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model from February 23 next all across the state,” said health and family welfare minister Sudip Roy Barman.

These facilities were introduced for the welfare of the masses and help them to acquire knowledge about their health condition. The patients will avail these facilities at free of cost, he added.

Noting the fact that the service will be available for 24X7, the minister said that the government had tied up with ASR Hospital from Hyderabad who had also opened a laboratory at Radhanagar in Agartala having all kinds of facilities for holding various tests. A sum of Rs 331 will be charged for 60 tests per patient from the state government by the hospital authority.

On the other hand, the Regional Cancer Institute, located beside AGMC and GBP Hospital, is likely to be inaugurated after Lok Sabha election.

However, installation of advanced and modern technologies and equipment had started in the newly constructed building.

Apart from this, the state government will appoint two neurosurgeons in GBP Hospital shortly which was approved in the recently held Cabinet meeting. The two neurosurgeons from South India namely Dr BCM Prasad and Dr Siddha Reddy have already given consent to the Health department in joining GBP hospital for full time service.

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