Gurugram, Sept. 17 -- To facilitate hassle-free CT scan of Covid-19 patients, Gurugram health department has designated specific hours at its diagnostic centre in old Civil Hospital, Jharsa Road, exclusively for them.

Health officials said many private hospitals are refusing to conduct the scan and instead asking patients to get reports on their own, which has been hampering timely diagnosis and treatment.

Since the infection is a respiratory disease, doctors suggest imaging of lungs to understand the impact of the disease on the organ. Based on the diagnosis, medication is prescribed.

"The service will be only Covid-19 patients from 5pm to 8 pm. Timely diagnosis would assist in identifying serious cases," said Dr Virender Yadav, chief m...