Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated many patient-centric facilities at the Safdarjung Hospital, today. He inaugurated a child abuse care and elder abuse care centre in the New Block of the Hospital, the third PM-CARES Pressure Swing Adsorption Oxygen Plant of capacity 1 MT and the new makeshift hospital at the hospital premises. He also released a booklet ‘Quality ki Baat’ and also presented the Hospital its entry-level NABH Accreditation Certificate.
“Hospitals and doctors are two sides of the same coin. One cannot function without the other. Doctors may not realise this because of their dedication and focus on their work but they enjoy tremendous respect in society. Their commitment to protecting us from Corona has vastly increased this respect. The Hospital should be a natural extension of this ethos,” the union minister said.
Narrating his recent unannounced visit at the Hospital a few days back, he pointed out room for improvement in easing the burden of patients and their relatives coming to the hospital. He linked it to the broader point of reforming the system to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of New India. Exhorting the hospital community to make it a model hospital for the whole country, he urged the doctors to defocus from the point of view of the individual and view the functioning of the entire hospital as a team so that the functioning of the hospital can be made seamless. He hoped that this will act as an impetus to change the image of the hospital.