Delhi Government Ropes in 41 Private Hospitals for Better Health Care facility
Residents of the national capital will no longer have to wait for months for undergoing some of the life-saving surgeries as the Delhi government has tied up with 41 private hospitals to address the issue of delay.
File image of Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendra Jain. (Image: PTI)
New Delhi: Residents of the national capital will no longer have to wait for months for undergoing some of the life-saving surgeries as the Delhi government has tied up with 41 private hospitals to address the issue of delay.
Heath Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the government would soon announce this scheme, which would also ease the burden on the government's health infrastructure.
The AAP government said it has joined hands with the 41 NABH-accredited hospitals for the purpose.
"The free facility will be provided to patients if the waiting period for surgery in government hospitals exceeds one month. This would be available at 41 NABH-accredited private hospitals registered under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)," Jain said.
He was speaking at a function at Delhi Secretariat, where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also launched a scheme under which Delhiites can now avail free radiology tests at 21 private laboratories in the city.
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations.
The government will reimburse the hospitals at CGHS rates for the complete treatment including pre-surgery consultation, surgery, medicines, food and hospital stay.
"We have tied up to clear the backlog in our hospitals and if the date for surgery for a patient is given such that it exceeds the waiting period by one month, it will automatically be referred to these partnering hospitals," he said.
Thirty Delhi government hospitals would be allowed to give referrals to these hospitals. Some of the major hospitals under the city administration include Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital (LNJP), G B Pant Hospital, GTB Hospital and Dr B R Ambedkar Hospital.
In December 2016, the government had tied up with eight private laboratories to facilitate free MRIs and CT scans for needy patients.
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