New Delhi, Sept.11 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a big announcement regarding hospitals. Arvind Kejriwal said that he has ordered the Health Department to abolish VIP culture in a government hospital. Now VIP rooms will not be available in government hospitals of Delhi. All citizens will get equal treatment.
Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government has decided to increase 13,899 beds in hospitals. This is 120 percent more than the number of existing beds of government hospitals in Delhi. At present, there are 11,353 beds in Delhi.
Apart from this, the Delhi government has announced to make all government hospitals fully AC. Arvind Kejriwal said that work is being done to AC at all government hospitals in Delhi.
Earlier on Tuesday, Health Minister Satyendra Jain submitted a report to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal regarding the facilities of government hospitals run by the Delhi government. The report said that the existing capacity of beds in 38 hospitals of Delhi government is 11,353. Apart from this, a capacity of 13,899 beds is being added.
Health Minister Satyendra Jain had claimed in his report that three hospitals with a capacity of 2800 beds will be operational within the next six months. Indira Gandhi Hospital of Dwarka with state-of-the-art facilities, with a capacity of 1241 beds, will be the largest hospital in West Delhi.
According to the report, two hospitals with capacity of 772 and 600 beds, Burari and Ambedkar Nagar are also expected to be ready soon. The report mentions construction of new hospitals in different areas of Delhi.