After his visit the chief minister announced that the DSCI will get an additional 6.5 acres of land for expansion of the institute.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his government will double the reservation for the patients of the capital in the Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI) in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Taking to twitter, Mr Kejriwal announced that “80 per cent facilities will be reserved for Delhi patients instead of the previous 40 per cent reservation.”
Mr Kejriwal made the announcement after visiting the hospital to inaugurate a new private ward in Delhi State Cancer Institute along with social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam and health minister Satyendar Jain.
After his visit the chief minister announced that the DSCI will get an additional 6.5 acres of land for expansion of the institute. It will help the institute create additional 1000 beds exclusively for the benefit of cancer patients.
“The chief minister also said that the pending proposals of the institute for additional equipments will be cleared within ten days. He said that the governing council of DSCI may be restructured under the chairmanship of the health minister to resolve all these long pending issues on priority,” a statement from the city government said.
The chief minister on Wednesday inspected various facilities at the institute and appreciated the services being rendered to the patients and the tremendous work being done at this institute. During his visit, the CM inaugurated an additional 24-bedded semi-private ward and the computerised BP/Pulse recording system for free service to the general public.
Mr Kejriwal was accompanied by health minister Satyendar Jain, social welfare minister Rajendar Pal Gautam and officials of the health department. Mr Jain desired that the blood samples from different Poly clinics and Mohalla clinics may be sent to DSCI lab for investigation and reporting.