The Delhi Government would set up 36 new hospitals in the capital to provide 'super speciality' services and bring primary health care to the door steps of the people.
"Taking primary healthcare to the doorsteps of the people and providing super speciality services to them, Delhi government would construct 36 new hospitals in various parts of the Capital," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said inaugurating the first phase facilities for treatment of cancer at the Delhi State Cancer Institute in New Delhi.
Opening the latest radiotherapy treatment facility, she said this technology (Linear Accelerator based precision radiotherapy) is the first one to be installed by the Delhi government and it "matches some of the best such facilities in the country in terms of technical levels, ambience and functioning concepts."
"The institute shall provide the most comprehensive and complete facilities for diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancers under one roof with indoor facility for 100 patients," the chief minister said.
She said the construction of the Games Villages in the Trans Yamuna Area in the run up to the Commonwealth Games 2010, will enable East Delhi to "witness tremendous infrastructural development."
"This will not only catalyse the all round development of the area but would also ensure civic services and civic infrastructure at par with the most developed localities of New Delhi," Dikshit said.