Jain stresses on govt-private sector collaboration for better health services
Delhi Health minister <g data-gr-id="20">Satyendar</g> Jain, Minister of Health, NCT of Delhi, has underscored the need for building trust between the government and the private sector to strengthen health infrastructure in Delhi in order to ensure quality health services to the masses.
The minister also invited suggestions of CII for framing the health insurance policy of Delhi to ensure coverage for 50 <g data-gr-id="23">per cent</g> of Delhi’s population in line with the policies being pursued by states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
He informed that the Delhi government would be setting up 500 Mohalla Clinics in the next one year or so, designed to cater mainly to the economically weaker sections. Also, <g data-gr-id="26">capacity</g> of government hospitals will be enhanced by adding 10,000 or so new beds in the next two and half years.
Referring to the swift action taken by the government to contain the dengue outbreak in the city, he said that only 500 to 600 people were inflicted with dengue out of the 4,300 patients admitted to government and private hospitals.
The standing instruction of the government was to admit anyone wanting to do so and provide them the right medical care in time.
The minister also said that the government has decided to do away with the VIP culture in government hospitals.
“Our effort is to give everyone quality treatment irrespective of his income or other profile,” he added. In this regard, he mentioned that an amount of Rs 4,000 crore is being spent annually which was enough to meet the health requirements if expended efficiently and for the purpose it was meant for.