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MCD too busy to update information for emergency health services on its website?


MANOJ B. PATEL

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Reply to an RTI query, submitted in 2012, revealed that a budget worth Rs 12 crore had been spent to develop the civic body website.

Earlier this week, refusal of treatment to a premature baby by two government-run hospitals in the national capital laid bare the unpreparedness of the health care centres in Delhi to handle emergency case.

 

The infant was first taken to Kalavati Saran Children's hospital in Central Delhi where the father, a labourer by profession, was told that there were no beds or ventilators available. At Ram Manohar Lohia hospital too, the parents of the child were given the same response. One-day old baby succumbed to respiratory illness by the time the infant was taken to the third government hospital.

 

 

Bed availability for GLM Hospital- last updated in 2012

 

The casual attitude of the government-run institutes has been exposed following the incident. So much so that a closer look into the issue reveals Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) website does not even show updated information on number of beds available in the government-run health centers. For most of these hospitals, information about availability of beds was last updated in the year 2012.Read more at;

MCD too busy to update information for emergency health services on its website?

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