Providing Free Diagnostic to Pregnant Women and Sick Infants

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/ InvestigationApproved Rate (Rs.)
1Blood Hb%, TC, DC, ESR25
2Platelet Count20
3Blood Sugar (Fasting/ PP/ Radom)15 (each)
4Blood Urea15
5Blood Creatinine17
6Blood Grouping & RH Factor20
7Blood Sugar, Urea & Creatinine combined45
8Bleeding Time/ Clotting Time25
9Blood VDRL20
10Blood Australia Antigen50
11Blood HIV/ AIDS (if not done in ICTC)200
12Blood Malaria Test (Slide); if not done under National Programme in Institution30
13Blood Malaria Antigen: if not done under National Programme in Institution150
14Urine Albumin/ Sugar10 (each)
15Urine Pregnancy Test25
16Urine Culture/ Blood Culture/ Pus Culture50 (each)
17Urine/Stool for RE10 (each)
18Stool for Occult Blood10
19USG Pregnancy200
20ECG25

B. For Infants

Sl No.Name of Tests/ InvestigationApproved Rate (Rs.)
1Blood Hb%, TC, DC, ESR25
2Blood Grouping and RH factor20
3Bleeding Time/ Clotting Time25
4Blood HIV/ AIDS (if not done in ICTC)200
5Serum Bilirubin25
6Coombs test70
7Serum Electrolyte30 (each)
8Urine Albumin/ Sugar10 (each)
9USG: Whole Abdomen350
10USG: Liver, GB, Pancreas, Spleen/ Upper Abdomen/ Lower abdomen225 (each)
11X-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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