When hospital building was ready, then why didn’t Delhi government make effort to make it functional?

In an interview to the media, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal referred to a gathering with Delhi authorities and Central officers through which he was requested to share his expertise in dealing with COVID-19 disaster.

Chahal identified to the Delhi authorities within the assembly that, “…no hospital needs to be compelled so as to add beds. The SOS calls from hospitals are as a result of they’re compelled to extend oxygenated beds in a single day, which isn’t supplemented with oxygen storage.”

Delhi, which ought to have been the hub of India’s well being amenities, offering assist to the opposite elements of the nation, is as a substitute reeling underneath the pandemic because the AAP authorities appeared to prioritise populist measures over ramping up present well being infrastructure.

We now have written to the Delhi authorities asking a number of questions. A couple of are listed under:

  • Whereas the RTI reply confirms that no new hospitals have been commissioned between April 2015 and March 2019, did the AAP authorities fee hospitals at some other time in its tenure?
  • What’s the present standing of the 16 hospitals that have been underneath development or had been flagged off by the earlier authorities?

We waited for the Delhi authorities’s response for 4 days. We’ll replace the article as and once we get it.

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