In order to improve the overall delivery of healthcare services and avoid any wastage, the Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain recently during an event by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announced that the government is thinking of replicating ‘doctors on call’ model of private hospitals and creating a pool of specialists in every district for the purpose.
Key Steps to be Undertaken
As there is no shortage of doctors in Delhi, the government plans to divide Delhi into five zones and create district-wise pool of specialists. Each zone will have a hospital and ‘doctors on call’ as in private hospitals
- Will purchase super speciality services from private hospitals
- Will soon come up with a universal health insurance scheme, including accident insurance as a part of which accident cases will be treated free of cost, both in private and government hospitals.
- Will increase the bed capacity from 10,000 to 20,000 by 31 December, 2017
- Will be using the private public partnership (PPP) model for services, such as dialysis, computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in state-run hospitals.
- Will digitise health records in public hospitals.
- Has asked doctors above 50 years of age to join hands with the government to create a better healthcare ecosystem
- Will provide clean water via taps.