In 2.5 yrs, LNJP will be one of biggest hospitals in country: CM

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In 2.5 yrs, LNJP will be one of biggest hospitals in country: CM

Saturday, 24 October 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that a state of art building with cutting edge medical technology block is being added in Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital .

With an additional 1,500 beds, this building will increase the overall capacity of LNJP hospital to 3,800 beds

In Delhi’s critical infra, LNJP plays pivotal role having modern medical infra meeting world standards.

Kejriwal said that the 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.

“ 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,”  the CM said.

Kejriwal said, “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 1,500 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."

The CM 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."

Remembering Covid warriors , Kejriwal said his government is the only one which has given an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to all those who sacrificed their lives during this pandemic

He said, "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."

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

Kejriwal said, "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."

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain who also attended the ceremony 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.

Talking about the new health facility, 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  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."

Besides Kejriwal, the ceremony witnessed the presence of areaMLA Shoaib Iqbal, senior doctors and officials of the hospital.

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