NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, today inaugurated the 'NEW STATE OF ART' multi-specialty Out-patient and In-patient (OPD/IPD) blocks at Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and associated hospital, New Delhi.
The new IPD Block will boost LHMC's bed strength from 877 to over 1000 beds. An additinally advanced CT scanner is located in the IPD Block. All medical and surgical specialties, as well as Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, and Homeopathy, have extra facilities in the new multi-specialty OPD Block.
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, speaking at the event, stated that the country has gone from a "token" to a "complete" approach. He said, "Today, the Central Government's purpose is to operate holistically in the health sector, with a synergy between preventative healthcare and contemporary medical facilities, under the leadership of our esteemed Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. Along with lowering the cost of poor people's treatment, efforts are being made to significantly increase the number of doctors. We must consider the big picture and create a long-term strategy. This year, while we commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we must collaborate with a vision of how India's health infrastructure would look when we celebrate our 100th year of independence".
He went on to say that states play a critical role in the Center's implementation of any initiative. "All State Health Ministers presented their best practises and had a very fruitful conversation about how we can make it Universal over the last 3-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir in Kevadia, Gujarat," he said.
Jan Bhagidari is significant for the implementation of any action plan, programme, or scheme devised by the Indian government, he said. "It is critical to make health care more accessible, inexpensive, and patient-friendly. Our efforts must be directed toward the advancement of the country; the country must always come first ", he said.
The inaugural event was attended by Dr. Atul Goel, Director General Health Services, Dr. Ram Chandra, Director, Lady Hardinge Medical College, as well as faculty, staff, and students from the institution.