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Providing Free Diagnostic to Pregnant Women and Sick Infants

Health

Government of West Bengal
Department of Health and Family Welfare
State Family Welfare Bureau,
Wing-A, 3rd Floor, Swasthya Bhawan,
GN 29, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091

Memo No. H/SFWB/3J-01-2014/2409 Dated: 10.02.2014

Memorandum

Subject: Guideline for providing free Diagnostics under JSSK to Pregnant women (during ANC/INC/PNC period) and Sick infants attending the OPD or IPD of Govt. Institutions.

Under JSSK, all Pregnant women and Sick infants up to 1 year of age attending OPD or IPD of a Govt. Institution, are provided with free services, free drugs and consumables, free diagnostic services, free blood transfusion, free diet and free transport without their having to incur any out of pocket expenditure.

In the letter of the Addl. DHS (FW) & SFWO, West Bengal, Memo No. HF/PPP/13/ 2012/928(3), dated 22.08.2012, the Standard Diagnostic tests under JSSK for Pregnant women and Sick infants to be provided are mentioned. As per above letter, the existing norm of providing above standard diagnostic tests is as follows:-

  1. Govt. Institutions where the mentioned tests are done: The Pregnant women and sick infants will get the benefit of above tests without any charges.
  2. Govt. Institution where the mentioned test are not done but a Laboratory under PPP are running there: The Pregnant women and Sick infants will get the benefit of above tests without any charges and the laboratory under PPP will be paid for conducting the tests at existing PPP approved rate from that Govt. Institution on a monthly basis after submission of bill of tests and photocopy of advice for such test from JSSK fund.
  3. Govt. Institution where the mentioned test are not done and there is no laboratory under PPP: If the Pregnant women and Sick infants have been advised for diagnostic tests that were considered essential, the tests may be done from outside laboratory and the patient party may be reimbursed in cash for the tests done as per Govt, rate from JSSK fund before discharge on receipt of Photocopy of the bill and advice for the tests.

Now after careful consideration, the Government has decided following norms for the Govt. Institutions where mentioned tests under JSSK are not done and no laboratory under PPP is running there:-

The in charge of the Govt. Institution will tie up with local licensed laboratories to provide above mentioned tests as per approved PPP rate. The In charge of the Govt. Institution will invite Expression of Interest from local laboratories in this regard and will empanel the laboratories who will respond to it. The Medical Officer will advise for such tests for pregnant women and sick infants and will issue a requisition slip for such tests in duplicate of which one will be handed over to the beneficiary and other will be preserved at the office of the In charge of the Institution. The pregnant women and sick infants will attend such empanelled laboratories for the tests and the tests will be done there free of cost for the beneficiary on submission of the requisition. The empanelled laboratories will submit bill monthly along with the requisition issued by the Medical Officer to the In charge of the Institution and the laboratories will be reimbursed against the bill from JSSK fund after cross verification of both copies of requisition and bill by the office of the In charge of the Institution.

STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES UNDER JSSK WITH APPROVED PPP RATE:

A. FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

Sl. No Name of Tests/ Investigation Approved rate (in Rupees)
1 Blood Hb%, TC, DC, ESR 25
2 Platelet Count 20
3 Blood Sugar (Fasting/ PP/ Radom) 15 (each)
4 Blood Urea 15
5 Blood Creatinine 17
6 Blood Grouping & RH Factor 20
7 Blood Sugar, Urea & Creatinine combined 45
8 Bleeding Time/ Clotting Time 25
9 Blood VDRL 20
10 Blood Australia Antigen 50
11 Blood HIV/ AIDS (if not done in ICTC) 200
12 Blood Malaria Test (Slide); if not done under National Programme in Institution 30
13 Blood Malaria Antigen : if not done under National Programme in Institution 150
14 Urine Albumin/ Sugar 10 (each)
15 Urine Pregnancy Test 25
16 Urine Culture/ Blood Culture/ Pus Culture 50 (each)
17 Urine/Stool for RE 10 (each)
18 Stool for Occult Blood 10
19 USG Pregnancy 200
20 ECG 25

B. For Infants

Sl. No Name of Tests/ Investigation Approved rate (In Rupees)
1 Blood Hb%, TC, DC, ESR 25
2 Blood Grouping and RH factor 20
3 Bleeding Time/ Clotting Time 25
4 Blood HIV/ AIDS (if not done in ICTC) 200
5 Serum Bilirubin 25
6 Coombs test 70
7 Serum Electrolyte 30 (each)
8 Urine Albumin/ Sugar 10 (each)
9 USG: Whole Abdomen 350
10 USG : Liver, GB, Pancreas, Spleen/ Upper Abdomen/ Lower abdomen 225 (each)
11 X-Ray Chest (One Film) 70

The In charge of the Govt. Institution will submit a list of Empanelled Laboratories to the CMOH of respective district. The CMOHs will submit the district and facility wise list of Empanelled Laboratories to the state.

Commissioner, FW & Secretary to
Government of West Bengal.

No. H/SFWB/2409 dated 10.02.2014, Source

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