Dozen more govt hospitals to come up in Delhi this year

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New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) As part of the Delhi government's committment to providing world-class health facilities to people, one dozen more Government hospitals would come up this year, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said here today.

Speaking at the inauguration of a 300-bed cardio and neuro specialised super-speciality hospital in Janakpuri in West Delhi, the Chief Minister said the government was committed to providing world-class health facilities to the people.

In this direction, 33 hospitals were already functioning in the Capital, she said, adding the government was seriously considering running Janakpuri Super-speciality Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Tahirpur through Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly and local MLA Jagdish Mukhi, the local Councillor, Pr Secretary (Health) Rakesh Bihari, Director (Health Services) Jili Devi and Medical Suptd Amit Banerjee were also present.

Ms Dikshit said the facilities and services in this Janakpuri hospital, to be built at a total cost of Rs 76 crore, would be on the same line as were being provided in the G B Pant Hospital plus cancer treatment facility as no such facilities were available especially in the government sector in the western part of Delhi.

This would subsequently reduce the difficulties of the residents of western part of Delhi in having super-speciality medical services, she said.

The government would provide free treatment to those patients who are below the poverty line. They will get free treatment of Cardiology and Neurology, which is very costly in other hospitals.

Speaking on this occasion, Dr Shastri said the government had already opened super-speciality hospitals in various parts of the city and was planning to open more hospitals and dispensaries in coming year to ensure healthcare at the doorsteps.

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