Chief Minister

Delhi’s govt hospitals told to ramp up

Concerned over the deteriorating health care service in the government hospitals, the Chief Minister of Delhi Shiela Dikshit directed all the Medical Superintendents of the Government Hospitals to provide more attention on maintenance in hospitals to enable them to bring desired improvement in healthcare. The CM conveyed this direction in a meeting that was attended by Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, Chief Secretary Shri Rakesh Mehta, Principal Secretary to CM, Principal Secretary (Health), Secretary (PWD) & Medical Superintendents of all Delhi Government Hospitals. She further directed the directed the Department of Health & Family Welfare to set up separate maintenance units in its hospitals to end their dependability on the PWD. In order to provide more comforts to the patient, Shiela Dikshit instructed the hospitals to involve and constitute Arogya Samitis. To meet the requirement of more hospitals in the city, the government also decided to start a 750 bedded super-specialty hospital at Dwarka in the month of August, 2008. Moreover, the Government would open six allopathic, five homoeopathic, five ayurvedic and two unani dispensaries in the different parts of the city. The Chief Minister also directed the Department of Health & Family Welfare to expedite procurement of 150 quality ambulances to enable the government to deploy ambulances in year 2009 as the government is committed to ensure better health coverage before commencement of Commonwealth Games 2010.


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