Delhi Healthcare Corporation gets govt nod
The AAP government approved creation of ‘Delhi Healthcare Corporation’ to provide centralised support services to health department like procurement of drugs, consumables, surgical equipment procurement of sanitation services, nursing orderlies among others.
The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The proposal was based on the recommendation by the Delhi Dialogue Commission.
“The purpose of this corporation is to make available non-clinical services like generic drugs, equipment, quality sanitation services, etc on a 24 x 7 basis to the residents of the national capital, who go to health institutions controlled by the Delhi government for treatment,” a senior government official said. During Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party had promised to provide quality drugs for all at <g data-gr-id="26">affordable</g> price.
Pharmaceutical drug and equipment procurement will be centralised to ensure zero corruption. Generic, affordable and <g data-gr-id="25">high quality</g> drugs will be made available to the public.
The official said that department of Health and Family Welfare will enter into <g data-gr-id="21">a MOU/contract</g> agreement with the corporation (DHC) to perform different services on department’s behalf for a specific consideration with service level agreements and penalties.