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This is not a ‘five-star hotel’, this is a Delhi govt hospital: CM Arvind Kejriwal praises LNJPN Hospital

Oct. 23, 2020, 6:35 p.m.

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday laid the foundation stone for the new wing at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. 

The building, which has a capacity of 1500 beds, is a step towards providing high-quality healthcare amenities in the city. 

CM Arvind Kejriwal said that with an additional 1500 beds, this building will increase the overall capacity of LNJP hospital to 3800 beds. He also said that in 2.5 years, LNJP will be one of the biggest hospitals in the country with a modular design and modern medical infrastructure. 

“Other governments spend  Rs 1-1.5 crore per bed, but we believe in smart spending and effective utilisation of budget; in the past few years we have worked towards improving the living standards of the people of Delhi,” the CM said.

Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhi government has completed projects on time and that has saved cost as well which is then further utilised for the betterment of the city. Adding to this, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that keeping in mind the requirements of the citizens, the building will have 3 main departments, a new medical block, new maternity and an advanced paediatric department. The addition of the 1500-bedded block to LNJP Hospital is a fine example of Delhi Model of Health.

Besides CM Arvind Kejriwal, the ceremony witnessed the presence of Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Satyendar Jain, area MLA Shri Shoaib Iqbal, senior doctors and officials of the hospital. 

“Today is a remarkable day for Delhi. A state of the art building with cutting edge medical technology block is being added in Delhi’s LNJP hospital. With an additional 1500 beds, this building will increase the overall capacity of LNJP hospital to 3800 beds. In 2.5 years, LNJP will be one of the biggest hospitals in the country with a modular design and modern medical infrastructure,” CM Arvind Kejriwal said.

“Delhi, is the national capital and therefore a microcosm of the nation. It should have access to everything world-class. This new wing at LNJP is valued at Rs 462 crores, with per bed costing around Rs 30 lakh. Other governments spend  Rs 1-1.5 crore per bed, but we believe in smart spending and effective utilisation of budget. In the last 5 years, it has been of utmost importance that we improve the living standards of the people of Delhi.  AAP government has completed projects on time and saved cost as well which is then further utilised for the betterment of the city,” he added.

CM Arvind Kejriwal asserted that the Delhi government is the only statw government which has given an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to all those who have died during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The pandemic has had a cascading effect on all of us and I salute to all those who have worked hard and put their lives at stake to serve the nation.  Delhi government is the only government which has given an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to all those who sacrificed their lives during this pandemic. We can’t bring back the heroes but we can help them in whatever way possible,” he said.

CM Arvind Kejriwal also said that the Department of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi has been supreme in improving and providing access to healthcare facilities. 

“The Department of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi has been supreme in improving and providing access to healthcare facilities. Be it 450 plus Mohalla Clinics achieving the unprecedented mark of establishing 3 crore OPDs, and conducting 22 lakhs plus free tests added to this new vision for government hospitals,” he said.

CM Arvind Kejriwal also urged people to participate in the “Red light on, gaadi off” campaign and also act as an influencer for fellow city men. 

“In the last 5 years, it has been our goal to reduce the pollution levels in the city and while we have effectively succeeded, it is during the months ahead of winter that Delhi sees pollution from neighbouring states in the form of stubble burning. While we can’t control what happens outside the city, we can definitely try and lower the pollution levels within Delhi. Our newest campaign, “Red light on, gaadi off” is a step towards lowering the pollution caused by fuel burning. I urge you all to participate and also act as an influencer for your fellow city men,” he said.

Talking about the new health facility Delhi Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain said, ” Today marks the beginning of the healthcare revolution in the city. LNJP Hospital will get a state of the art building with 1500 beds.  This will be the tallest building in the country. With 25 floors and best health care available under one roof, this will be an inspiration to all.” 

“It is the vision of the Hon’ble Chief Minister to make world-class health facilities accessible to all Delhi citizens, and it is truly marvellous to see that converting into reality. This fully air-conditioned, state of the art building will house 1500 beds. Keeping in mind the requirements of the citizens, the building will have 3 main departments, a new medical block, new maternity and an advanced paediatric department,” he added.

The key features of the new facility

– Fully air-conditioned

– State of the art building 

– New medical block 

– New maternity ward

– Advance pediatric dept

– Advanced lab facility

– Advanced molecular lab

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