(Pooja Pal; Intern Journalist): The Kejriwal government has taken a big decision regarding the inflating count of Coronavirus cases in Delhi and the treatment of external patients will no longer be done in the state government hospitals. Only the people of Delhi will be treated in hospitals under the Delhi government. Any patient, including hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Central Government, including AIIMS, can undergo treatment.
The Chief Minister informed that the Delhi Cabinet has decided that the state government hospitals will now be for the people of Delhi. Anyone can get treatment in a central government hospital. Both the Delhi government and central government hospitals have 10,000 beds each.
Government’s decision due to inflating count of Corona’s case:-
CM Kejriwal said that till March, all the hospitals in Delhi remained open to the people of the whole country. At any given time 60-70% of the people in our Delhi hospitals were outside Delhi. But the corona cases are increasing rapidly, in such a situation, the AAP government is arranging beds.
Kejriwal said that in such a situation, what will happen to Delhi people if they open hospitals in Delhi. He said that 90% of the people of Delhi said that as long as there are corona cases, only Delhiites should be treated in Delhi hospitals. A committee of five doctors was formed and it has given its report. The committee has said that Delhi will need 15,000 beds by the end of June. He says that at present, the hospitals in Delhi should be for the residents of Delhi and not for the outsiders if opened for the outsiders, then in 3 days, all the beds will be filled.
Only Delhi people are treated in private hospitals:-
Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that private hospitals in Delhi will also treat only Delhiites. However, special treatment hospitals will be able to treat people outside Delhi.