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Acharya Bhikshu hospital to get 270 additional beds: CM

Acharya Bhikshu hospital to   get 270 additional beds: CM

NEW DELHI: The Acharya Bhikshu Hospital in Moti Nagar will get a new block of 270 additional beds by December 2020 said the Delhi Government on Monday.

"The new block of 270 beds will increase the number of beds from 150 to 420," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. He and Health Minister Satyendar Jain laid the foundation stone for the block at the hospital premise.

"Our motive to ensure that each and every citizen, rich or poor, gets equal access to quality healthcare," said Arvind Kejriwal.

The new block would ensure treatment to all patients and no referrals to far away hospitals. "The expansion will ensure people no longer have to be referred to far away bigger hospitals. People will get high quality treatment in this hospital itself," said Jain.

Kejriwal said his government was committed to provide quality healthcare to every citizen, rich or poor. The services that would be available here will not be matched by even top private hospitals, he added.

Congratulating the PWD and the hospital staff of the hospital, the Chief Minister said, "The construction of this block will be completed in the next 15 months by PWD. The services being added to this hospital will be such that even a top private hospital may not be able to provide. The PWD engineers have worked with great excellence."

Pointing to condition of hospitals before 2015, Kejriwal said earlier nobody wanted to be left at the mercy of a government hospital. "I have been told many instances about this very hospital. But the transformation that I am witnessing today is commendable. With the same medical superintendent, doctors and nurses, the hospital has been transformed," said Kejriwal.

The chief minister also spoke of the public participation in the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign.

"When we came into office in 2015, there were 15000 cases of Dengue in Delhi. There was chaos all over; I was travelling non-stop from one stop to another. There were 60 deaths that year. After four years of our government, there have been recorded only 2700 cases in 2018," he said.

"People are the same, but the politics have changed," the Chief Minister said.

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