New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Friday inaugurated a host of facilities that include Geriatric Sunday OPD, 3T MRI Facility, Biplane Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and ESWL Lab at Safdarjung Hospital.
Inaugurating the facilities, he said the facilities were part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to strengthen healthcare in the country.
“Under the leadership of our Prime Minister we are aggressively moving towards setting up state-of-the-art health facilities with the best equipment, techniques and buildings,” he said.
He took a round of various wards, labs, OTs, Cath Labs, geriatric and pediatric ICUs, and interacted with the patients and their caregivers.
He also reviewed the processes of registration of patients, referral and other services.
The minister also visited the new Super Specialty Block and planted a sapling.
“One of the priorities of the government is to expand quality tertiary health care facilities in all parts of the country. With the announcement of new AIIMS, the total number of AIIMS will go up to 22,” he said.
Harsh Vardhan also interacted with few PMJAY beneficiaries who have received costly treatments at Safdurjung Hospital, free of charge.
The Geriatric OPD for the elderly will be open every Sunday starting from 28thJuly in the Main OPD Complex in these following specialties:Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics.