Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on November 4 announced that as part of a major infrastructure revamp, all Delhi government hospitals would now be turned into air-conditioned hospitals.
Further, there would now be no special VIP wards in any Delhi Government Hospitals.
“We are in the process of doubling the capacity of our hospitals from 10,000 beds to 20,000. We would be making all our hospitals air-conditioned. There would be no VIP or private ward for any minister (or dignitaries), all would be same.”
Jain, though added that the initiative was facing hurdles due to BJP and Congress as they themselves “couldn’t achieve much” when they were in power.
“Earlier, they never went beyond ‘bijli-sadak-pani’ and corruption became part of running hospitals and schools. Now, we want to change that, so, they are trying to create hurdles for us.. Congress and BJP both are creating hurdles.”
Jain was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Delhi’s 106th mohalla clinic, which has built in East Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area.
Mohalla Clinic is a flagship project of the AAP government which so far has 106 local clinics and 150 polyclinics.
Besides these local clinics, there are also 36 hospitals running under the Delhi government, with biggest names being that of Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital, G B Pant Hospital, GTB Hospital, Dr B R Ambedkar Hospital and Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.