1. Free surgery in 48 private hospitals if waiting list at government ones long: Arvind Kejriwal

Free surgery in 48 private hospitals if waiting list at government ones long: Arvind Kejriwal

If patients do not get a date for surgery at a government hospital within one month, they can get themselves treated in private ones free of cost under the Delhi government's 'Free Surgery Scheme'.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 9, 2017 12:54 AM
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If patients do not get a date for surgery at a government hospital within one month, they can get themselves treated in private ones free of cost under the Delhi government’s ‘Free Surgery Scheme’. Such cases will be taken care of at 48 NABH-accredited private hospitals in Delhi-NCR. These include Moolchand Hospital, Rockland Hospital and Batra Hospital in south Delhi. Lok Nayak Hospital, GTB, Ambedkar Hospital, GB Pant, DDU, Guru Nanak Eye Centre are among the 24 hospitals from where patients can be referred to private medical facilities. Launching the scheme at Talkatora Stadium, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi the AAP government is taking “revolutionary steps” in the education and health sectors. The facility is available for 52 types of specified surgeries like heart by-pass, kidney stone surgery and laparoscopic gall bladder surgery. “Our government has already started two schemes. One pertains to free medicines at government’s hospitals, while the second one offers free test at private laboratories,” Kejriwal said. He said the AAP government will ensure that there is no shortage of funds for these schemes.

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A patient should be a bona fide resident of Delhi to avail the scheme. The government has not put any income restriction to undergo free surgery. The patient will have the option of choosing a private hospital, where he wants to undergo surgery. Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia were present at the time of the launch.

  1. SunShine
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:46 am
    Wondering about list of surgeries and list of those 48 private hospitals? This should work better, open this s shorten link goo.gl/LfjKvS Please share the list with your friends and relatives in Delhi region
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    1. SunShine
      Jul 12, 2017 at 12:44 am
      Wondering about list of surgeries and list of those 48 private hospitals? Found them here. s: a-roshan. /2017/07/list-of-surgeries-and-private-hospitals Please share with you friends.
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      1. himanshu kalpana
        Jul 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm
        After 150 Mohalla clinics, free medeicines/medical-tests, this is another great step. UK already does that. It gives an option for patients to travel to Asia (India, HK) for surgery if the queue is long in UK. I wonder, why other states can't do it.... If Delhi Govt has money, why not other states? . India can't become super power without better Govt healthcare and Govt education.
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        1. SunShine
          Jul 12, 2017 at 12:48 am
          Certainly. I think Delhi government is leading in this direction. Soon other states will start copying the same. Concept of mohalla clinics has already been started in states like Maharastra.
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