Delhi

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital to become a medical college-cum-hospital

The Delhi Government is actively considering Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital’s request to convert the medical establishment into a full-fledged medical college-cum-hospital with all modern facilities.

Confirming the move, Delhi Chief Secretary S.K. Srivastava said: “Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital is one of the largest hospitals of Delhi Government with 640 beds having different specialties. It is the only government hospital serving to the residents of West Delhi.”

“We are actively looking at converting and upgrading hospital into a full fledged medical college-cum-hospital. This will require the best of modern facilities and training programme offered here. It will, we hope, in the long run bring in world class healthcare services to patients coming here.”

The Chief Secretary recently inaugurated the hospital’s Paediatric Emergency Wing which has been set up to provide medical attention to seriously sick children.

“This Paediatric Emergency Wing has five beds with nebulisation and other latest facilities. The hospital has a 50 bed-paediatric ward and till now the emergent paediatric cases were being taken care of in the paediatric ward block which is interiorly located in the hospital,” noted a senior hospital official.

Meanwhile, Delhi Government has already started issuance of birth and death certificates at Lok Nayak Hospital and this facility is to be extended to Deen Dayal Hospital too.

“Other major hospitals (which has more than 500 beds), including GTB Hospital and Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital are also being geared up to make the facility available to the general public,” added Mr. Srivastava.

The Chief Secretary on his visit to the hospital early this week inspected the hospital’s OPD, emergency ward and blood bank center.

“I have directed the hospital administration to issue necessary instruction to improve the healthcare infrastructure in hospital,” he added.

Also Mr. Srivastava encouraged doctors to talk to people about becoming voluntary blood donors.

“We have to improve awareness and come forward to raising awareness about the importance of blood donation,’’ he said.

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