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India’s ace hospital AIIMS as cash cow? Where’ll the poor go?

Health, Pvt Ltd?
Narendra Bisht
Health, Pvt Ltd?
outlookindia.com
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From Zero To 55,000

Ramadoss’ prescription for AIIMS was reverted after MPs’ furore

  • Vascular stenting Rs 55,000
  • CT scan (Angio) Rs 3,000
  • Blood sugar test Rs 25
  • Bone Densitometry Rs 400
  • MRI scan Rs 3,500
  • HIV blood tests Rs 200
  • One unit blood Rs 360

Estimates by AIIMS in 2006

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Ever since it came into existence 53 years ago by an Act of Parliament, Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has, literally, been a refuge of the poor in need of advanced medical care. Patients and relatives have been known to spend days and nights on the institute’s lawns  waiting for their turn to be admitted. But now, if the government has its way, this prestigious institution may move from the...

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