Pathology test at GIMS can now be booked on phone

  • | Tuesday | 21st November, 2023

NOIDA: The Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) has collaborated with a private service provider to collect samples for pathology tests from patients homes. With over 1,500 patients visiting the OPD daily, the move is aimed at reducing pressure on pathological services.Patients will now be able to book tests by calling any of the three toll-free numbers — 9899292743, 8287236199 and 7428912056.Samples will be collected from their homes and reports sent to their phones.To keep the rates affordable, the GIMS administration has kept the prices of the tests 50% less than those of private testing labs. It has also received the states approval for a 100-bed critical care unit which will soon come up at the hospital. We also published the following articles recentlyNHAI asks officials to collect samples of ongoing projects for quality testThe National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has instructed its senior officials to collect samples of major ongoing works and get them tested at a government-accredited laboratory to address the problem of poor quality in construction and maintenance of National Highway (NH) projects. The test results will be used to take necessary action and ensure compliance. NHAI is also planning to set up its own testing labs in different zones to improve transparency and evaluation. The road ministry is also considering more public-private partnership (PPP) projects to improve the quality of construction.G-Dragons hair samples test negative for drugs: ReportThe recent drug tests conducted on K-pop icon G-Dragon have come back negative, refuting claims that he tampered with evidence by removing body hair. G-Dragons attorney stated that the reports about him shaving his entire body were false and that he willingly submitted samples for testing. The attorney also criticized the police for hastily reaching conclusions and engaging in speculative reporting. G-Dragons agency warned of legal action against such reporting and requested responsible and cautious reporting based on facts.Sewage lines unclogged, GMCH unlocks toilets for OPD patientsThe Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Nagpur has opened locked toilets in the outpatient department (OPD) after clearing choked sewer lines. The sewage network, laid during the British era, had caused the toilets to overflow, leading to open defecation and urination on the hospital campus. As a temporary solution, the public was allowed to use staff and department toilets, but the hospital administration has now decided to build bigger and separate toilets as part of a campus upgrade plan. The campus will also have e-toilets and a multi-level parking facility.

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