Our motive to ensure that each and every citizen, rich or poor, gets equal access to quality healthcare: CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal
Moti Nagar’s Acharya Bhikshu Hospital to get 270 additional beds; total beds to go up to 420 by Dec 2020
New block will ensure all patients are treated here, no referrals to far away hospitals:Shri Satyendar Jain
Chief minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain on Monday laid the foundation stone for a new hospital block for Delhi government’s Acharya Bhikshu Hospital in Moti Nagar, where the constituency MLA, Shri Shiv Charan Goel and Rajender Nagar MLA Shri Vijender Garg were also present at the ceremony.
Announcing the expansion plans of the Acharya Bhikshu hospital, Mr Kejriwal said, “I am delighted to announce the expansion of Acharya Bhikshu Hospital. A new block of 270 beds is being constructed here, that will increase the number of beds from 150 to 420.”
Congratulating the PWD and the hospital staff of the hospital, the Chief Minister said, “The construction of this block will be completed in the next 15 months by PWD.The services being added to this hospital will be such that even a top private hospital may not be able to provide. The PWD engineers have worked with great excellence.”
Commenting on the hospital and its condition before 2015, he said, “Earlier, nobody wanted to be left at the mercy of a government hospital. I have been told many instances about this very hospital I am standing in, about its shortcomings. But the transformation that I am witnessing today is commendable. With the same MS, the same doctors, the same nurses, etc., the hospital has been transformed. It is not the people who have changed, it is the politics that has. It is you people who have brought in such an honest government that ensures all officials have complete freedom to operate at their full potential.”