NEW DELHI : Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, and the Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, on Monday laid the foundation stone for a new hospital block at Delhi government’s Acharya Bhikshu Hospital in Moti Nagar.
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.”
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.”
He stated, “Today 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.”
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