DELHI GOVT. TO TRANSFORM ITS HEALTH & MEDICAL FACILITIES AND INCREASE ITS BED CAPACITY BY ANOTHER 10K BY MARCH 2017 EVEN WITH MODEST BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS: SATYENDAR JAIN

DELHI GOVT. TO TRANSFORM ITS HEALTH & MEDICAL FACILITIES AND INCREASE ITS BED CAPACITY BY ANOTHER 10K BY MARCH 2017 EVEN WITH MODEST BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS: SATYENDAR JAIN

DELHI GOVT. TO TRANSFORM ITS HEALTH & MEDICAL FACILITIES AND INCREASE ITS BED CAPACITY BY ANOTHER 10K BY MARCH 2017 EVEN WITH MODEST BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS: SATYENDAR JAIN

 

No.PR-199
February 19, 2016
New Delhi
 

DELHI GOVT. TO TRANSFORM ITS HEALTH & MEDICAL FACILITIES AND INCREASE ITS BED CAPACITY BY ANOTHER 10K BY MARCH 2017 EVEN WITH MODEST BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS: SATYENDAR JAIN
 

The government of NCT of Delhi on Friday categorically refused to enhance its allocations for health services, contending that the existing resources are enough and sufficient and need to be utilized efficiently within which it will transform the health care of Delhi by March 2017 by adding another 10,000 beds on to its existing hospital infrastructure with free insurance services to masses of Delhi.
 

Making aforesaid disclosure here today at India Hospital Summit-2016 under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi, Mr. Satyendar Jain also disclosed that the government would create Central Warehouse shortly for storages of medicines that would preserve medicine for three months, the distribution of which would be outsourced to all government hospitals in Delhi for their timely delivery.
 

According to him, “Delhi Health Corporation would also be set up to make sure that the health facilities and medical services are properly monitored including the procurement of medicines directly from manufacturers with an advance payment of 80% of their total cost.  Remaining 20% would be reimbursed to the source of medical and equipment supplies after procuring their bills”.
 

“Health services in Delhi would be made so efficient with sufficient availability of doctors who will perform only clinical work against the prevailing system under which doctors are assigned multiple jobs”, the Minister pointed out.
 

“Budgetry allocations for improved health and medical services are more than sufficient in my view and I won’t seek higher allocations for them.  What I would insist on is on cost cutting and much higher capacity utilizations of the existing health facilities and hospitals with government as through a right approach for higher capacity utilizations, it has been proved in the Delhi government during last one year that for a bed of 200 hospitals if it is converted into 600 beds, the cost was reduced from 1 crore a bad to 25 lakhs a bed.  Where is the requirement for increased health budget in such a scenario”, asked the Minister.
 

In his welcome remarks, Vice President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan demanded that the Delhi government should take ideas for improving its health services with states such as Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and even Maharashtra where lot of good work has taken place, in the response of which Mr. Jain said that Delhi would put up health and medical facilities for its masses on par with prevailing standards of economies of scale.
 

Among others, who spoke and gave their respective presentations on the occasion comprised Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings, Mr. Vivek Kulkarni; Director General, Association of Health Providers of India, Dr. Girdhar Gyani; NABH, Ms. Deepti Mohan; Chairman, Health Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Nishant Berlia and its Directors, Mr. Vivek Seigell and Mr. Naveen Seth.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)