Union Health Minister calls for reforms in hospital systems


Delhi, India: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday called for reforming the system to ease the burden of patients and their relatives coming to the hospital to seek treatment.

Speaking at the inauguration of health facilities at Safdarjung hospital, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya appreciated the tireless efforts put in by doctors to treat patients and highlighted that it is the commitment of doctors which form the foundation of any hospital in the country.

Exhorting the hospital community to make it a model hospital for the whole country, he urged the doctors to defocus from the point of view of individuals and view the functioning of the entire hospital as a team so that the functioning of the hospital can be made seamless.

The Union minister also interacted with the patients and heard their grievances.

Mandaviya also informed that he did a recent unannounced visit to the hospital a few days back, and pointed that there is room for improvement in easing the burden of patients and their relatives coming to the hospital.

The minister inaugrated the patient-centric facilities including a child abuse care and elder abuse care centre in the new block of the Safdarjung Hospital, and the third PM-CARES Pressure Swing Adsorption Oxygen Plant of capacity one metric tonne and the new makeshift hospital at the hospital premises. Entry level NABH accreditation Certificate was also awarded to the hospital.

The inauguration event saw the presence of Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Kumar, Director General of Health Services (DGHS) and Dr. S.V. Arya, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital.


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