Delhi Govt to add 6,800 hospital beds, strengthen doorstep delivery

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New Delhi, Aug 28 : The Delhi government will set up 6,800 new hospitals beds in the coming days, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the government will strengthen the services of its doorstep delivery programme, he added.

Inaugurating cloverleaf ramps, service roads and cycle track at the Mayur Vihar Phase-one flyover, the chief minister said the Barapullah project will be completed in the next 18 months.

Kejriwal also said his cabinet has also decided to award Rs 130 crore tender for Health Management Information System (HIMS) to a private company.

According to Delhi CM, the project will enable people to get register themselves and book consultations digitally.

“With this project, people will no longer have to stand in long queues at hospitals,” he said.

Under the cloud-based HIMS, people will get e-health cards and will be able to book online appointments with doctors at government hospitals.

The current strength of around 10,000 beds in Delhi government hospitals will be increased by 70 per cent by setting up 6,800 more beds in the next six months, he said.

Speaking on the reopening of schools for junior classes, the CM also said even as the Covid-19 situation in Delhi is under control, the government is keeping a close watch on it and will make a decision on reopening of schools for junior classes accordingly.

All government and private schools for classes 9-12, colleges, universities and coaching institutes in Delhi will reopen from September 1.


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