Healthcare

Seeing these Mohalla clinics pop on footpaths though not operational , will be a test as to how they do , on the healthcare front not a great improvement though one has not visited the hospitals so cant comment on the ground report but some people who should be using government healthcare but still prefer to go to private service providers shelling out  a bomb , plans for public private if any , the news about the Dengue and Chikungunya crisis was kept muted but it is not that it did not happen and MCD is equally responsible and visited some slum on the edge conditions of people is worse than anything flies and mosquitos and what not these should be the prime areas of focus not Jor Bagh kind of areas .

The other glaring issue is of Malnutrition among children though have a old estimate it is around 50% and see a lot of these children with stunted growth signs and this too in Delhi with a very high capita compared to the rest of the country shouldnt be the case and seriously look into it .

Was impressed that the government got more MRI machines and other stuff and allows the citizen of Delhi the privilege to get check up and tests from outside and the government will pay for them good idea the other aspect is of these Private Hospitals not admitting their quota of EWS , strict action should be taken against them no fines just other form of tightening , they flout rules and get away , the other thing is fixing of Pricing of services like that of treatment and tests , Private practitioners are fleecing people in the name of medical care and lot of them had a lot of black money and have laundered it now but how is it that they have that money , the Center has done a great job in cutting the cost certain medical utilities which the patients require and also on medicines , shocking part is , are these medical professionals or greedy criminals making margins of 1000% or more and then the scam of fake medicines and overpriced medicines limits have to be set .

2016 November – both AAP and MCD have failed the people during this epidemic of Dengue and Chikungunya and now the pollution is killing people and it is a public healthcare crisis and not much being done – dont see the impact of Mohalla clinics maybe will take time -

2016

Healthcare in a terribly bad shape – though you did increase the allocation in the budget for it but it will a lot of effort and time to bring it to some level / Mohalla clinic is a good idea but what worries me is the implementation over a period of time / should take over the MCD run healthcare services totally in shambles / must reign in private hospitals . Good idea of free medicines .

2015

reign in the private hospitals , fix costs of services and doctors to fall in line with ethical code of conduct and oath taken ,

money making is fine but to not care totally about the social aspect specially in low per capita country like idea is unacceptable .

Delhi government was not upto the mark on the dengue situation .

big increase in budget for healthcare , good idea of Mohalla clinics.

March 2015

The other major issue is EWS beds lying vacant - http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/hospital-asked-by-delhi-hc-to-provide-dialysis-to-daily-wage-worker_1552869.html - audit of earlier hospital set up costs .

27 feb 2015

http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/Improving-Healthcare-in-Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party Govt. in Delhi recently announced several measures to provide improved health care to the people of Delhi. The Delhi Health Minister, Satyendra Jain used twitter (@SatyendarJain) to announce these.

lot of stories of the bad healthcare situation in Delhi – huge scope for improvement and did read somewhere about some form of private public partnership in this sphere – two new super speciality hospitals coming up.

1 August 2014

the problem with healthcare in the city is that it is in a dismal condition even though it has the best healthcare facilities the government hospital are over burdened and a lot needs to be done , the other option is private hospitals which are so damn expensive and then there is no middle ground either you travel by  first class or take a walk there is no in between when it comes to medical facilities and yes there are these small private nursing homes which  are more risky than government hospitals so the only safe options is private hospitals ,

the government should make hospitals which charge a regular amount from paying customers for a better medical quality and facilities like they have AC buses and one know the issue of equality and class will be raised but then there have be options for people as most people will  pay more better for the services and government can actually make money on it otherwise the problem of healthcare for most people is dealt with great fear and trepidation and private healthcare at present can leave a person in serious debt there has to be different slab of medical facilities which charge and provide a upgraded medical service better than that of free government hospitals.

 

 

 

 

Healthcare stuck in a limbo ,LG makes some effort but still real activity in this sector of public healthcare requires a elected goverment to take solid policy decisions .

Lok Nayak, GTB hospitals to be turned into model healthcare centres: Govt

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/lok-nayak-gtb-hospitals-to-be-turned-into-model-healthcare-centres-govt/

 

The ‘cost’ of urban living

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/the-cost-of-urban-living/article5972522.ece

 

50 percent newborns suffer from communicable diseases’

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=232980

 

 

 

The Delhi goverment runs 34 hospitals and on Tuesday issued marching orders to medical superintendents of 16 hospitals which includes the heads of
Guru Tegh Bahadur and Lal Bahadur Shastri hospitals in east Delhi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay in west Delhi, B R Ambedkar in northwest
and Janakpuri super-specialty hospital, among others.

Also the health department issued orders making it compulsory for doctors to prescribe medicines by their generic name instead of brands.

The state health minister said he is seeking suggestions on more steps that need to be taken to improve the city’s health infrastructure through his mail id —
aapdelhihealth@gmail.com.

Officials said over 2,000 mails have been received and the suggestions include starting evening OPDs and super-specialty services like heart surgeries, transplants
in the state-run hospitals.

Challenges

Unhygienic condition, overcrowding and the unavailability of essential medicines .

 

Delhi govt to purchase 100 new ambulances
Press Trust of India | New Delhi February 5, 2014 Last Updated at 19:12 IST

Delhi Government will purchase 100 new ambulances, equipped with ICU facilities, within the next six months to provide ‘door-to-hospital’ facility for the people in the capital.

“We have ordered for 100 ambulances, the tendering process for which is on. Within next six months Delhi government will provide the facility of door-to-hospital for the benefit of all patients. Till now facilities were only available for the accident, rape assault, acid attack victims and pregnant women,” Health Minister Satyendra Jain said today.

All these 100 ambulances will have advanced technology, equipped with ICU facilities like oxygen supply and ventilator.

As of now, Delhi government has 150 ambulances out of which 26 are equipped with ICU facilities and the rest have basic amenities.

For the convenience of the working people, the evening OPDs will start in 11 dispensaries as a pilot project from this week, Jain said.

“All government hospitals will be computerized, with a trial run beginning at LNJP hospital from February 15. The aim is to maintain the records properly and to avoid duplication of work,” he said.

He said the purchase of medicines in government hospitals will now be centralised for which tendering process has been completed.

“There have been complaints that medicines are not available in hospitals for which the purchase of medicines in government hospitals will now be centralised,” he said,

The purchase of medical equipment along with other medical supplies will be also centralised so that there is no compromise on quality, he said.

Jain said that the Health department of Delhi government is also chalking out a patient safety programme and drawing up system of protocol under which trainings will be provided to the hospital staff to avoid any death due to negligence. The norms will be made on the basis of WHO norms, Jain said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Delhi government will not take any hasty decision in health reforms in the city and will study all subsidy models for implementation to make treatment affordable for the poor, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said Sunday.

Cost of medical treatment today has increased so much that poor people are not able to afford it, he said.

“Cost of treatment today is very high and it has become immensely difficult for the common man to afford it. So we have to think about ways and means to make it affordable,” Jain said on the occasion of 108th birth anniversary of Dharma Vira, the first chairperson of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Trust.

“Our agenda is to improve health care facilities in government hospitals. I have visited 21 hospitals till now and one of the areas of our immediate focus will be the cleanliness of hospitals,” he said.

“We will reform the health care system of Delhi in the same existing budget drafted by the previous government, but let me tell you that we will not take any hasty decision.”

D.S. Rana, chairman of the hospital board of management, said the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was trying to provide quality, affordable health care to all sections of the society.

Appreciating the cross-subsidy model of the hospital, where rich people pay for treatment of the poor, Jain said the Delhi government will study the entire model and will definitely implement it if found really beneficial.

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