New Delhi, October 4, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will start a cardiology unit at its low-cost dispensary Gurdwara Bangla Sahib by November Next to meet the healthcare needs of urban underprivileged communities said Harmeet Singh Kalka, President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) here today.
The process for setting up machinery and equipment such as ECG Machine, TMT, Stress Test System, Bio Monitor, Pulse Oxy Meter, Oxygen Concentrator B.P. Monitor etc. has been started at Guru Harkrishan Poly Clinic which will be completed soon. Around 400-500 heart patients will be provided free consultation services daily in the cardio unit while the diagnostic tests will be done at the cheapest rates in the country on a no profit no loss basis.
Free medical check-up camps would be organised for the underprivileged on a regular basis so that early detection can help at raising community awareness of cardiovascular diseases and ways to prevent them said Harmeet Singh Kalka, President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) here today.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is providing the country’s “cheapest” diagnostic facility at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib for the last two years where four diagnostic machines for dialysis, and a machine each for ultrasound, X-Ray and MRI & CT scan has been set up with an initial cost of around 8 crore rupees. So far around 25000/- patients from different walks of life have benefitted by this lab during the last two years.
Located in the heart of the national capital, under the shadow of the building that houses the main prayer hall, the diagnostics center is charging just Rs 50 for MRIs from BPL families for those who can’t otherwise afford them and is charging around Rs 1400/- for others from ordinary middle-class families while the market rate for
each MRI is around Rs 6000-8000/- in Pvt diagnostic centers. For now, two large rooms have been earmarked for the dialysis and MRI machines in the nearly 20,000-square-foot polyclinic.
We have set up an entire unit to look after the machines, one specialist and then two doctors and two technicians and one Class 4 (worker) said Harmeet Singh Kalka, President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) here today
The polyclinic itself has around 100 super specialists from prestigious Pvt as well as Premier Govt hospitals who are volunteering as consultants. At present around 400 patients are being treated daily in the polyclinic and most of them are senior citizens ailing with age-related problems who cannot afford costly consultation and diagnostic tests from private hospitals.
These citizens are also provided free food facilities through Langar (Community meals) at Gurdwara premises where wholesome food is provided round the clock to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion said Jagdip Singh Kahlon, General Secretary Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) here today.
The running professional services of this diagnostic center have been outsourced to doctors, technicians and radiotherapists. We are associated with a lot of doctors who are voluntarily doing sewas (free service). Some of them have also offered us the kit required for the dialysis he added.
A mammography machine for breast cancer screening was commissioned in the diagnostic center around two months ago with a total cost of Rs 45 lakhs. At present mammography, test is being done only at Rs 800 to detect and diagnose breast cancer. At present women who have been advised test by Pvt hospitals to look for early signs of breast cancer are mostly availing this facility to cut medical expenses said Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, Chairman Guru Harkrishan Polyclinic, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.