Bengal Makes PET & CT Scans Free for Patients Admitted to Government Hospitals

The West Bengal Government has decided to make PET and CT scans, essential for detecting cancer and other diseases, free for all patients admitted to Government hospitals. For this purpose, the State Government has allotted an amount of ₹12 crore per year. The scans would be done at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, one of the premier State Government hospitals. Patients admitted to any Government hospital requiring scans would be brought in ambulances to NRS Medical College and after the scans are completed, would be returned to their respective hospitals in ambulances. – United News of India

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