Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has recently stated that his government is against the notion of ‘VIP culture’ in the hospitals; as a result, we have decided to do away with the VIP culture in all government hospitals in the national capital.
Addressing the CII 9th Health Insurance Summit here, Jain reiterated the commitment of the government to provide quality healthcare treatment, which includes giving equal access to the poor and the rich.
In this regard, Jain also disclosed the fact of spend of Rs 4,000 crores annually by the government to ensure that the health requirements of everyone is met with an equal force. Jain mentioned that this amount is enough to meet the health requirements if expended efficiently and for the purpose it was meant for.
Jain also highlighted on the recent development of Mohalla clinics in the Delhi circle, an initiative by the city government for the economically weaker sections of the society. Jain further elaborated that 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, the capacity of government hospitals will be enhanced by adding 10,000 or so new beds in the next two-and-and-a-half years.
“Government has decided to do away with the VIP culture in the government hospitals. Our effort is to give everyone quality treatment irrespective of his income or other profile,” the health minister said.
The Health Minister also underscored the need for building trust between the government and the private sector to strengthen the health infrastructure in Delhi and ensuring quality health services to the masses.
“The industry input will be vital since they have the hands-on experience in implementing the project and running it in an efficient manner,” he added.