Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday paid a surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital to review its dengue preparedness.
The minister instructed the hospital officials to ensure enough availability of platelets for dengue patients. He also met representatives from some prominent NGOs in the Health sector and invited them to participate in Kayakalp — an initiative of the Health ministry to encourage public health facilities and work towards standards of excellence by keeping facilities clean and hygienic.
He invited the NGOs to adopt any ward, area, section or premises or any part of the activities of the hospital to supplement government efforts.
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This is the minister’s second surprise visit to a Delhi hospital in a week. He had earlier visited Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
Nadda told the hospital administration that the ministry is looking at giving more powers to it through the Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS). ENS