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Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates multiple Health Facilities at the Safdarjung Hospital

Exhorts the Hospital Community to make it a Model Hospital for the whole country

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated many patient-centric facilities at the Safdarjung Hospital, here today. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated a child abuse care and elder abuse care center in the New Block of the Hospital, the third PM-CARES Pressure Swing Adsorption Oxygen Plant of capacity 1 MT, and the new makeshift hospital at the hospital premises. He released a booklet “Quality ki Baat” and also presented the Hospital with its entry-level NABH Accreditation Certificate.

Congratulating the hospital, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted that commitment and dedication of doctors are the crucial pillars of healthcare and form the foundation of the Central Government Hospital: “Hospitals and doctors are two sides of the same coin. One cannot function without the other. Doctors may not realize this because of their dedication and focus on their work but they enjoy tremendous respect in society. Their commitment to protecting us from Corona has vastly increased this respect. The Hospital should be a natural extension of this ethos”

Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates multiple Health Facilities at the Safdarjung Hospital
Photo credit-press release by PIB

Narrating his recent unannounced visit at the Hospital a few days back, the Minister pointed out room for improvement in easing the burden of patients and their relatives coming to the hospital. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya linked it to the broader point of reforming the system to fulfill Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of New India.

“Let us work towards Prime Minister’s vision to holistically transform the health system for New India”

Exhorting the hospital community to make it a model hospital for the whole country, he urged the doctors to defocus from the point of view of the individual and view the functioning of the entire hospital as a team so that the functioning of the hospital can be made seamless. He hoped that this will act as an impetus to change the image of the hospital.

Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates multiple Health Facilities at the Safdarjung Hospital
Photo credit-press release by PIB

In order to encourage the young doctors, the Minister gave examples of working with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his earlier responsibility as Chief Minister of Gujarat. His doctrine of karma yogi motivated government officials including the staff of government schools and health centers to perform better and improve the systems; the institutionalization of behavior change leads to change in the system.

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The Union Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya also interacted with the patients at the Hospital.

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Kumar, Director General of Health Services, Dr. S.V. Arya, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital were also present.

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