First time in UP, Lucknow gurdwara to provide pathology tests
LUCKNOW, April 7 (IANS) For the first time in Uttar Pradesh, the Sadar Gurdwara in Lucknow will set up a laboratory for pathology and diagnostic tests in the name of Guru Har Rai, the seventh Sikh guru.
This is in the style of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Delhi.
The lab will start from April 16 and will provide pathology tests at a much cheaper rate than the private sector.
In the first phase, the laboratory will provide several pathological tests required for the diagnosis of diabetes, thyroid, dengue fever, malaria, HIV, and tumors, among others. In the second phase, a diagnostic and radiology center and a blood bank will be developed that will provide services such as MRI and CT scans. in the next six months.
There is also a plan to build a hospital at a later date, said Sadar Gurdwara Prabandhak Chairman Harpal Singh Jaggi.
“Anyone can visit the lab to get the tests and the prices will be cheaper in the market,” Jaggi said, adding, “Blood tests will be available for diabetes for 10-12 rupees and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) for 600 rupees. Private laboratories, these tests cost 5-10 times higher. Tests will be free for people living below the poverty line.”
The laboratory will also have sample collection centers in the gurdwaras of Naka, Yahyaganj, Ashiyana and Chander Nagar.
The inauguration of the laboratory will be part of the celebrations of the Khalsa Sajna Diwas, the birth anniversary of the Khalsa Panth.
“This will be the first disease diagnostic laboratory to be started by any Gurdwara in Uttar Pradesh,” he added.
A team of doctors will be linked to the lab, which will be run mostly through crowdfunding.