Poor facilities ail city
hospitals
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From the unavailability of life-saving drugs to vacant faculty
posts and poor security , the issues raised by resi...
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“They need to be operated immediately but we have limited capacity ,“ said a
doctor at Lok Nayak Hospital. He said...
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Poor facilities ail city hospitals

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Poor facilities ail city hospitals
  • 2. Contd.. From the unavailability of life-saving drugs to vacant faculty posts and poor security , the issues raised by resident doctors in Delhi expose the chinks in city's health infrastructure. And despite several assurances, successive governments have failed to address these issues. At Hindu Rao, the biggest hospital run by municipal corporation, sources said all elective procedures had to be postponed or cancelled for three days this week due to shortage of water. “The DJB had closed supply for routine cleaning and now it has been restored,“ said a senior doctor. At peripheral hospitals such as Baba Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini and Babu Jagji van Ram Hospital in Jahan girpuri, the government has appointed super specialists to conduct heart and brain sur gery but patients are often re ferred to Lok Nayak hospita for diagnostic facilities or un availability of anesthetist.
  • 3. Contd.. “They need to be operated immediately but we have limited capacity ,“ said a doctor at Lok Nayak Hospital. He said patients often die waiting for surgery . “I do not blame the patient's family for quarrelling with doctors. They are frustrated at being ill-treated or be ing asked to run from one place to another seeking treatment,“ the doctor added. The Delhi government spends close to Rs 2,500 crore for health sector. But doctors claim it does not ensure 100% availability of life-saving drugs and consumables such as oxygen masks, suture, gloves and infusion pumps. “There is no planning on how to spend government money . Two super-specialty hospitals were built by the state government at a cost of over Rs 150 crore five years ago to take the load off existing hospitals but 650-bed Rajiv Gandhi Super- Speciality Hospital in east Delhi and 300-bed Janakpuri Super-Speciality Hospital in west Delhi are not fully operational as yet,“ said a urologist at Hindu Rao Hospital.

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