To facilitate information on availability of beds in various hospitals across the Capital, the Delhi Government is bringing all its hospitals online, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Maulana Azad Medical College recently.
Vice-President Hamid Ansari, who was the chief guest at the celebrations, opened a historical museum on MAMC and released a special cover to commemorate the completion of 50 years by the college. Addressing the gathering that comprised Union Minister of State for Communication Shakeel Ahmad and Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, the Chief Minister claimed that her government had taken several initiatives such as opening of new peripheral hospitals, upgrading existing hospitals, and augmenting services by making use of latest technological advancement in the medical system. Lauding the contribution of MAMC in the field of medical care and training, she said the college had witnessed a lot of growth and development in the past 50 years. “This institution has emerged as a mega-unit encompassing one of the largest and most prestigious medical colleges of the country. It houses Delhi’s biggest hospital, first dental college, an eye centre, a trauma centre and a specialised paediatric hospital,” she said. Stating that MAMC had become synonymous with academic excellence, high quality patient care and global infrastructure, the Chief Minister hoped that the vibrant new look of the campus would provide a positive atmosphere to the students and faculty of this institution. Dr. Shastri announced that the Government would be setting up new hospitals at Kokiwala Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Burari, Hastsaal, Sarita Vihar, Baprola, Keshav Puram and Molarband. He said it would also be adding 140 ambulances to the fleet of the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services during the year.