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East Delhi’s only super speciality hospital soon to become functional

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Having stayed only partially functional for over half-a-decade, the Delhi Government’s only super speciality hospital in East Delhi -- Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital -- built at a cost of over Rs.100 crore is now all set to become functional by mid-November.

Set up to provide tertiary care services in East Delhi, the 650-bed Hospital situated in Tahirpur will begin admitting patients shortly. Presently the hospital is operating partially, providing OPD services and allied cardiology and gastroenterology facilities to patients. It also has an operating dialysis ward.

Giving the reasons for the many delays, Hospital director Anil Khattri said: “Being a public-private initiative, the Hospital went through many unsuccessful policy decisions for more than 10 years. Major construction was completed more than five years ago but it faced controversy regarding the dysfunctional status.”

However, for the past one year it has been controlled by a newly-created society which has been ensuring that the pending work is on track. The authorities claim that the hospital will raise the bar in healthcare, setting an example for all the hospitals in the country.

Dr. Khattri added: “With the best equipment and infrastructure, the Hospital is making it a point to focus on the area of core-nursing and training the staff.”

The referral hospital is currently providing support to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB), Delhi State Cancer Institution and Swami Dayanand Hospital.

Once fully functional by mid-November it proposes to shoulder the burden of these hospitals.

“At present 30-40 echo-cardiogram tests are done at the hospital and once the Cardio Ward is fully operational, the ‘Save the Heart’ programme will be initiated which will change the face of cardio care, taking it to new heights,” added Dr. Praveen Singh, Head of Cardiology Department in the Hospital.

The hospital already possesses an established medical gas pipeline system along with other basic facilities such as air-conditioning and personal TV sets for all dialysis patients. It will soon have the latest IT infrastructure and expert surgeons, added Dr. Khattri.

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