Boasting about the health care system in Delhi, the CM claimed the government saved Rs 290 crore in constructing the trauma centre
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a 362-bed trauma centre in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital. The state-of-the-art centre, with six operation theatres and a modern ICU, is expected to be ready in two years.
Boasting about health care system in Delhi, the CM claimed the government saved Rs 290 crore in constructing the trauma centre. “Big government hospitals across the country are constructed for Rs 1 crore per bed. This hospital should have cost Rs 362 crore, but the Delhi government is constructing it in just Rs 71 crore. This is because Delhi has an honest and efficient government that saves peoples’ tax money and is, thus, able to provide the best services,” he said .
The CM further compared Delhi’s healthcare model with Denmark: “We are matching healthcare standards of Denmark, one of the world’s most developed nations. Denmark has universal healthcare coverage for all. Every patient, rich or poor, can access free treatment in all hospitals,” he said.
The Delhi government has also begun work to increase the bed capacity in several Delhi government hospitals by over 120%, with a capacity of 5,739 beds being added to 15 existing hospitals.