Organization. “The move will render government hospitals and health centres prescription free,” he said.
Director General of Health Services Dr Satish Pawar said a 10 per cent rise in patients seeking treatment with government health care centres was expected following the move. An average 4.1 crore in-patients and 40 lakh out-patients seek treatment in government hospitals every year.
The move to relax slum eligibility norms is expected to allow 15-20% more slum-dwellers to seek rehabilitation in redevelopment schemes. Under the existing cut-off, about 10.5 lakh slum units are eligible for rehabilitation.