Merger of patients increased again: Thyroid test machine in Jaipuria Hospital has been out of order for a month

The merger of patients increased again: The thyroid test machine in Jaipuria Hospital has been out of order for a month; More than 60 private labs are going daily

May 5, 2023 - 17:18
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Merger of patients increased again: Thyroid test machine in Jaipuria Hospital has been out of order for a month

In Jaipuria Hospital, Jaipur, for the last month, patients have been facing trouble with thyroid tests. More than a month has passed since the testing machine kept in the hospital broke down, but the responsible officials are neither getting it repaired nor replaced. Because of this, about 60 patients are forced to go to private labs every day for this test.
The government of Rajasthan may be claiming to provide the best medical facility in the country, but the truth is that in many hospitals neither tests are being done properly nor medicines are available. Due to the Right to Health Bill, Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme and free treatment in government hospitals, it is being talked about giving complete treatment free of cost to the public. Still, the truth is that even today people have to go to private labs and private labs for many common tests and medicines. Have to go to medical shops.
According to sources, a private company KTPL is responsible for the maintenance of these machines. But the company's engineers fix the machine every time it breaks down within 20 to 30 days. Whereas in the tender conditions, there is a clause to repair the machine in 48 to 72 hours.
This is the third time in Jaipuria Hospital in the last 6 months that the machine has stopped. Earlier in December last year as well, patients were troubled due to a similar machine breakdown. In the Biochemistry Lab, the machines for conducting other blood tests including CBC had broken down. For this reason, samples from here had to be sent to RUHS for examination. After this, the machine got fixed in January and then got damaged again in February. Even then the machine remained closed for 20 days and the patients had to get tested in private labs outside.
In Jaipuria Hospital, when doctors write TSH, T3, and T4 tests of the patients, those patients go to the bill counter to get the slip cut, and then the bill is not generated at the counter there. Because of this, the patients have to go outside to private labs and pay 500 to 800 rupees to get the test done.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer