It is endeavor of the Government to provide Radiology Services to all the patients visiting and prescribed by a doctor in all the CHCs, Area and District Hospitals across the State of Andhra Pradesh
There are a total of 132 CHCs, 31 Area Hospitals and 8 District Hospitals where there are X-ray machines but no Radiologists.
Under this intervention, the service provider would be engaged to provide for image digitization from X-ray film, transmission and reporting by a radiologist using FDA & CE approved tele-radiology platforms.
National wide tenders were called and agency was finalized by the State in a very transparent manner.
This initiative will not only reduce out of pocket expenditure but also reduce the time of patient for travel to a Diagnostic Laboratory for radiology services and making a stay to obtain the reports and to revisit the doctor for prescription. Since the report will be made available online and hard copy will be made available in the institution where the sample is collected for the benefit of the patient.
The above initiative will facilitate the State of Andhra Pradesh to get Tele-Radiology interfaced till CHC level and would be second state in country to do so