DELHI:EROS TIMES: The proposal to give preference to the residents of Delhi at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital was approved in a meeting held at the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and was attended by Health Minister Satyendar Jain and senior officials of the health department.
The pilot project comes in effect from September 15, 218. Residents of Delhi would get preference at the registration counters, IPD, tests and medicine counter.
Out of the 17 registration counters, 13 would be for the residents of Delhi, while 4 would be meant for people from outside Delhi.
The identification of the residents of Delhi would be done on the basis of voter ID card; they will be required to present a valid voter card for identification. Minors would have to present the voter ID of their parents.
The registration cards would be colour coded to differentiate between the residents of Delhi and patients from outside Delhi.
Free medicine would be available only to the residents of Delhi with valid voter card. Big tests will be available to only the residents of Delhi. However, simple tests like blood test, X-ray etc would be free for both residents of Delhi and patients from outside Delhi.
In the IPD, 80% beds will be for the residents of Delhi, while 20% would be for the patients from outside Delhi.
Emergency services at the hospitals would be free and available to all patients visiting the hospital.
Hospital has been directed to put up notice boards and to spread information about the launch of the pilot project at the hospital for sensitization of the patients and their attendants.