400 Dialysis Centres to adopt PPP model
New Delhi, 14 November, 2016: Inaugurating a Scientific Symposium, organized by Dr Lal PathLabs to mark the 100th Birth Anniversary of its Founder, Dr (Maj) SK Lal, Shri Nadda said, “The government is committed to take PM Dialysis Yojna to district level for free facility for BPL and 400 centres proposals on the PPP model from states have been approved. The government cannot do it alone and reputable and leading private players like Dr Lal PathLabs need to come together.”
Appreciating Dr Lal PathLabs’s immense contribution in the field of laboratory medicine, Union Health Minister said, “The government will provide full support to private players which have expertise, brand & credibility and can provide quality & affordable facilities to a large number of people.”
“PPP model would bring in great help to people of rural areas where Primary Healthcare Centres would have world class diagnostic facilities which would be free for BPL and affordable for APL & other categories. Government of India stands committed in this regard but due to lack of infrastructure the government healthcare units alone would not be able to cater the need,” he added.
To address the challenges of laboratory medicine in the country, Dr Lal PathLabs, the oldest and most reputed laboratory in India, organised a two-day Scientific Symposium which marks the 100th Birth Anniversary of its Founder, Dr (Maj) SK Lal.
The two-day Dr (Maj) SK Lal Centenary Symposium kicked off today. Dr Lal PathLabs is commemorating the milestone with a global symposium on a variety of Pathology related topics with a view to sharing the latest trends in Laboratory Medicine with experts in the field and other healthcare specialists. The symposium brought together researchers from around the world to share their latest and path-breaking findings in the ever emerging field of pathology.