Super-specialty wing for Safdarjung hospital planned

February 25th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A proposal for setting up a super-specialty wing in New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital is under consideration and at a preliminary stage of examination in the health ministry, parliament was told Friday.”The salient features of the proposal include new services like tele-medicine facility, solar panels, an hospital information system, rain harvesting system, provisions for computer and IT infrastructure etc,” Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi told the Lok Sabha, while giving details of the modernisation plans in the hospitals of Delhi.

“As part of modernisation programme at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, a 287-bedded new emergency care building is under construction,” he said.

The minister also said private hospitals have been empanelled by the government for Central Government Health Scheme beneficiaries.

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