STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Delhi Government Hospitals to Soon Provide 24x7 Free Medicines

Published: 02nd February 2016 10:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2016 10:40 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The hospitals under Delhi government will provide free medicines round-the-clock to avoid any inconvenience to patients, officials said today.

In the first phase, the facility will be provided at five hospitals -- Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

"The aim is make medicines available 24X7 inside the hospital premises so that patients do not face any inconvenience. Usually, they have to run from one chemist shop to another to buy drugs," Delhi health Minister Satyendra Jain said.

Last month, a team of Health Department officials of Delhi government visited AIIMS to examine the model.

Besides, the Delhi government has also decided to outsource the maintenance of medical equipment.

"There are medical equipment which have not been working for a long time. Also, often some machines collapse, bringing the work at halt. To ensure smooth operation at the hospitals, we have decided to outsource the maintenance of medical equipment," Jain said, adding the Health Department has floated tenders for it.

As per the plan, Jain said there will be a central agency which will look after the maintenance of equipment.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp