BENGALURU: Starting today MRI and CT scan tests at 33 major diagnostic centres in the city will be done at a reduced and uniform cost.
Association of Diagnostic Centres Bengaluru (ADCB), in a release, said, “Costs of MRI and CT scans normally vary at different diagnostic centres and the patients and their attendants are compelled to run around for the most economical option. They also would not like to compromise on quality.”
The ADCB stated that costly equipment and recruitment of qualified and experienced medical and paramedical staff force diagnostic centres to keep costs high.
“The time taken for return on investment in equipment is longer in India compared to the West. Most patients here are not covered under any health insurance programmes and most insurance companies do not offer coverage for outpatient treatment.
This makes it hard for diagnostic centres to have viable operations and patients end up paying more,” reads the ADCB statement.