Thiruvananthapuram, July 2: Bringing high quality healthcare at low costs particularly to the poorer sections of society, Central government PSU HLLLifecare is launching OP clinics at Hindlabs Diagnostics Centre and Speciality Clinic, opposite Thiruvannthapuram Medical College in the capital city.
Several super speciality OP services will come under one umbrella for the first time in the public sector in the capital city.
The super speciality venture has the top names in the General Medicine, Diabetology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Paediatrics, and Orthopaedic clinics.
Former Medical College Principal and its Nephrology Department head DrRamdasPisharody, former Gastroenterology Department head DrSelvin, the state Health Department’s first Diabetics clinic head and chief physician and later Kerala Health Services specialist Dr Dinesh Prabhu are some of the well-known names working at the new Hindlabscentre.
Hindlabs’s 24-hour laboratory services are made available at 30-60 percent lower rates than private labs. While private labs charge between Rs 45-80 for cholesterol tests, here it is only Rs 31; blood sugar tests at Rs 15 are nearly half the rate of private lab tests, lipid profile and also liver function test each costs Rs 229 as against Rs 320-440 in private labs, thyroid hormone profile test is Rs 210 while other labs bill it at Rs 300-500, HCV RNA_PCR quantitative test is Rs 2,530, while it cost between Rs 3,700- 6,700 and ultrasound scan is done for Rs 400, as against Rs 650-700 in private labs.
Senior citizen health check up, general health check-up and child health check-up examination packages are available.
Lab results are made available online or through SMS. Lab facilities include X-Ray, ECG, Echo Cardiograph, PFD, Endoscopy, DMD, Ultrasound scan and Halter. Pharmacy facilities are also available. There is also a home blood collection facility within a 5km area of the Medical College premises.
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