Govt gives nod for two super-speciality hospitals

Govt gives nod for two super-speciality hospitals

East and west Delhi residents will soon have a medical  facility closer to their homes as the Delhi the government on Tuesday gave green signal to fully operationalise two super-speciality hospitals in the areas.

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit said Delhi government is striving to establish more new hospitals apart from upgrading the existing ones by providing latest medical equipment and specialised facilities.

“The Janakpuri Super-Speciality Hospital (west Delhi) and Rajiv Gandhi Super-Speciality Hospital (east Delhi) will become fully operational,” the chief minister said.

They would be run by registered societies. Since the private hospitals offer treatment at very high cost, two new speciality hospitals will be a boon for weaker sections of Delhi and NCR residents,” Dikshit said.

Currently, only the outdoorpatients departments are operational in the two hospitals.

Once they become fully operational, patients will be able to avail specialised healthcare in the field of cardiology, nephrology, urology, cancer, renal transplant and gastroenterology.
While the Janakpuri Hospital will have 1,000 beds for patients, the Rajiv Gandhi Hospital will have a capacity of 650 beds.

Skill development centre

In order to facilitate employment opportunities and enhance specialised human resources, the Cabinet also cleared the proposal to  put a world class skill development centre in place at Jaunapur in collaboration with Singapore government.

“The skill development institute in the Capital will go a long way to meet the gap between employment opportunities and skills set of job seekers. This collaboration will help in sharing experiences of the Institute of Technical Education in Singapore,” Dikshit said.

More seats likely

While 2,400 seats will be offered during the first academic year, the government aims to increase the number to 10,000 within the next five years.

The state government has decided to acquire a plot at Jaunapur and Rs 11.72 crore have been sanctioned for the purpose.

The collaboration agreement is likely to be signed during the Singapore Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to Delhi.

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