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AP caps CT Scan prices amid COVID surge

Andhra Pradesh fixed the rate of a CT/HRCT scan to a maximum of Rs. 3,000, including all consumables like PPE, mask, and spreadsheets. The state issued an order to the hospitals and diagnostic centres to not charge more than the fixed rate.
 
All diagnostic centers, scanning centers, and hospitals that provide CT scans for suspected Covid cases have also been asked to register themselves on http://dashboard.covid19.ap.gov.in/ctscan.
 
For every CT/HRCT scan done, the hospital/centre will update beneficiary details, which will be made available to all hospitals in the state to make admission based on these reports.
 
On the other hand, for an adequate supply of Remdesivir, a critical drug to fight corona, the state government had appointed nodal officers to each district. These nodal officers from the drugs department will ensure an adequate supply of Remdesivir to designated private hospitals.
 
Hospitals have been instructed to place the requirement of Remdesivir with the nodal officers daily to plan the supply chain. Meanwhile, after making free vaccination for all between the ages of 18 and 45 in Andhra Pradesh, the state principal secretary, Covid management and vaccination, has written to SII, Bharat Biotech, Dr Reddy's to provide 4.08 crore doses.
 
Moreover, Andhra Pradesh has announced that its citizens will be eligible for free vaccination from here on, along with 14 other states which have done it across India. 
 
On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh has implemented night curfew to curb the spread of coronavirus. The restrictions are in place from 10pm to 5am. The state reported over 12,000 new Covid infections. The number of active cases shot past 89,732 even as the overall caseload rose to 10.33 lakh.  

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