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Delhi govt hospitals to outsource administrative work, appoint more superintendents: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

The minister also said the Medical Council of India has given its approval to run a 100-seat medical college in Rohini.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 30, 2016 3:54:25 am

To streamline administration in city hospitals and ensure patients get better treatment, Health Minister Satyendar Jain Friday said the government has decided to appoint more medical superintendents in hospitals, and hire professional agencies to handle non-clinical work.

Jain said the government has appointed four to five medical superintendents, who will be headed by a medical director (MD). “Medical superintendents will now focus solely on treating patients. Non-clinical work will be outsourced as doctors cannot be spared for administrative work,” he said.

The minister also said the Medical Council of India has given its approval to run a 100-seat medical college in Rohini. “The college will begin from this session. While the hospital has been functional, the college did not get approval for years,” said Jain.

On the new order of management in the hospitals, Jain said, “We reviewed every hospital for a year. Big hospitals, like Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP), have so many beds that lie unattended.”

He added, “We have appointed four to five medical superintendents and one medical director to supervise them. For instance, GTB hospital will now have five medical superintendents who will be in-charge of mother and child health, surgery and allied services, medical and allied services, accident and emergency and DEM. Similarly, all hospitals will have five superintendents.”

If any laxity is reported, the medical superintendent concerned will be held accountable, said the minister. LNJP hospital will have one MD and five superintendents. Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Ambedkar hospitals will have four superintendents each.

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