Dist hospitals to reserve beds for destitute patients

  • | Monday | 27th November, 2023

Lucknow: To ensure that destitute people receive treatment without any hassle, district hospitals in the city have been instructed to reserve beds for them.The order was issued by the district health authority (DHA) as during winter people living in roadside shelters often fall ill and face difficulties in getting admitted to hospitals. Keeping this in view, the DHA issued directives for reserving at least seven beds in each of the ten district hospitals in the city for the destitute patients, stated additional chief medical officer Dr KD Mishra.He said that hospitals with fewer general beds should also reserve at least five beds for the destitute people. The poor get free treatment in these hospitals, he added.We also published the following articles recentlyHC paves way for construction of 400-bed hospital by Apollo Hospitals in GurgaonThe Punjab and Haryana high court dismissed the revision petition filed by Ujjagar Construction Private Limited, clearing the way for the construction of a hospital purchased by Apollo Hospital Limited in Gurgaon. The hospital project, which was held up due to litigation, will have more than 400 beds. The court set aside the lower court order based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relied upon by Ujjagar Construction, stating that the MoU has become non-enforceable. The court also noted that Apollo Hospital has invested a significant amount in developing the land for healthcare.Sultania hospital to be converted into 300-bed civil hospBhopal to welcome second civil district hospital at Sultania hospital campus. The 300-bed hospital is set to be completed in 2.5 years. The budget for the project is Rs 64 crore. The century-old structure was demolished for the new hospital. The construction is expected to alleviate burden on other government-run hospitals. The total construction cost is approximately Rs 76.49 crore.Vijayakant responding well to treatment: Chennai hospitalDMDK leader Vijayakanth, admitted to MIOT Hospital, is responding well to treatment for his febrile illness. The 71-year-old actor and politician is currently stable, performing all body functions independently. Hospital managing director Dr Prithvi Mohandas stated that after a few days of observation, Vijayakanth will be ready to go home and resume his usual activities.

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