NEW DELHI: Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has prepared an action plan for improving the health services at its prominent hospitals.
The civic body’s hospital administration department claimed to have got funds of Rs 118 crore sanctioned under the grant-in-aid scheme for financial year 2023-24 from the Delhi government. The amount includes Rs 63.7 crore under the ‘general’ head and Rs 54.8 crore under the ‘capital’ head.
“From the funds received under the general head, MCD has planned various works to be taken up in eight hospitals. These include allocation of Rs 14 crore at Hindu Rao Hospital, Rs 4.5 crore at North DMC Medical College, Rs 8 crore at Kasturba Hospital, Rs 1.5 crore at Girdhari Lal Maternity Hospital, Rs 6 crore at Rajan Babu Hospital, Rs 1.5 crore at Balak Ram, Rs 8.1 crore at Swami Dayanand Hospital and Rs 5 crore at Mata Gujri Hospital in Tilak Nagar for various projects,” stated the civic body.
MCD has planned to spend Rs 15.2 crore on colony hospitals, dispensaries, polyclinics, and maternity and child welfare management facilities.
The civic body has prioritised those works in the primarily health care sector that require immediate attention.
“Procurement of a dialysis machine, ventilators, monitors and defibrillators for various departments at Hindu Rao is among the works to be taken up on priority and for some works, a tender has been issued as well. An ultrasound machine for radiology department of Swami Dayanand Hospital, a fetomaternal monitor unit at Kasturba Hospital, improving existing toilet blocks, drainage system, water supply system, water proofing of the terrace and a special repair of rooms of the OPD and the emergency block of Hindu Rao Hospital are also among the projects finalised,” said the civic body.
In the last few days, mayor Shelly Oberoi has visited many MCD’s major hospitals and pointed out several lapses. She has asked authorities to fix them immediately.
Meanwhile, laying of sewer lines from the OT block till the effluent treatment plant at Rajan Babu Hospital, providing fire check doors and finishing work for lobby at Balak Ram Hospital and construction of a toilet for aged and disabled person and repair at the M&CW centre in Nangloi are among the other projects to be taken up from the funds received.
“The proposed projects include both improvement/upgradation of existing healthcare centres as well as procurement of various essential equipment for delivery of optimal healthcare services to patients,” said an official.
On average, 23,728 patients avail OPD services from various MCD health units on any given working day. “MCD has started an e-OPD service wherein people can register online. The service has been extended to 188 health facilities,” said the official.