NO more Private Rooms for VIPs: Delhi CM Kejriwal directs Health Dept to end VIP culture in govt hospitals
New Delhi: Stating against the notion of VIP Culture existing in Delhi government's hospitals, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the Health Department to do away with the private rooms for VIPs so that all citizens could get quality healthcare treatment, which includes giving equal access to the poor and the rich.
Abolition of VIP Culture has been a long-standing demand for doctors across the country. Medical Dialogues had been reporting about the same.
The doctors have been condemning the practice of engaging government doctors on VIP/VVIP duty without following proper guidelines.
Whenever a VIP/VVIP were made to visit the healthcentre, the doctors get deployed to accompany them which are nothing but a wastage of time and available manpower. This practice happened without following any proper guidelines, the doctors had been alleging.
There are a few hospitals which have private rooms that can be booked at some charges. Though a special doctor or a medical team accompanies the VIPs and VVIPs, government doctors are made to join them during their visits as if it’s a custom or ritual. This practice is being followed at a time even when there’s a significant shortage of doctors at government hospitals and health centres, the doctors across the country have been pinpointing the issue.
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Now, finally, taking action to end VIP culture, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the Health Department to "end VIP culture" in Delhi government's hospitals and said all citizens will get equal treatment. The chief minister said there would be no private rooms for VIPs in government-run hospitals in the national capital.
"I have directed the Health Dept to end VIP culture in govt hospitals. No more private rooms for VIPs. All citizens will get equal treatment, but it will be of the best quality," Kejriwal tweeted.
I have directed the Health Dept to end VIP culture in govt hospitals. No more private rooms for VIPs
All citizens will get equal treatment, but it will be of the best quality. https://t.co/oeBQUV3kKJ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 11, 2019
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