Hospitals in Chandigarh to be snychronized

Jolting the health department in Chandigarh out of its slumber, the recent case in PGI where a patient died for being admitted to ICU allegedly due to bed shortage, has once again raked up the issue of synchorinzing all hospitals. We will ensure that all hospitals share information. The private hospitals having required facilities will also be empanelled to provide the same service at agreed rates,” UT home-cum-health secretary Ram Niwas said.  Citing the death of Roshandeen, who died in PGI for not getting admission in the ICU, Niwas said the administration will ensure that no one suffers due to deficiency in the hospital services. The available services with rates will be circulated in the government hospitals where the patients can take their relatives.  People who come from far flung areas to PGI are unaware of the facilities in the Tricity?s private hospitals. In order to take care of service deficiencies in the healthcare system and avoid disruption of treatment, the Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh, will send the list of the empanelled hospitals with the facilities to all government hospitals.  Chandigarh unit IMA president Zora Singh said, “There are 25 private hospitals in the city. But we have to include those centres which agree to the rates we want. We are working on that and will take another two weeks.”


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