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‘No patient has complained to me’

Dr Dinesh Kumar, Additional Director Health Meerut Division (Ghaziabad comes under Meerut Division) in conversation with HT's Kapil Datta.

delhi Updated: May 20, 2010 00:28 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times

Why hasn't the government done anything to boost the health infrastructure of Ghaziabad?
I cannot comment on matters related to past state governments. The present government has laid emphasis on medical and education projects.

Why do you think the corporate hospitals haven’t made any inroads like in Noida?
Noida’s infrastructure might have attracted them there. However, several corporate companies are showing interest for development of hospitals in Indirapuram and other new developing areas.

Smaller private hospitals are exploiting this deficit. Would you agree?
I don’t agree with that. Moreover these hospitals are registered with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) office who also redresses all patient complaints. In case, patients are not satisfied they can approach me. So far no patient has approached me with grievance.

Does the government has any plans to renovate/ rebuild the present decaying district hospital?
Proposal has been sent to state headquarters for renovation and upgrade. Budget estimates are being prepared.

Health Chart
Pushpanjali Crosslay is Ghaziabad’s only super-specialty hospital.

Pushpanjali Crosslay

Address: W-3, Sector 1, Vaishali, Ghaziabad
Phones: 0120-4188000, 4173000
OPD COSTS: Rs 200-Rs 500
Number of Beds: 175
Doctors: 150 +
Surgery/Treatment charges
Cardiac care:
Angiography: Rs 11,000
Angioplasty: Rs 1.75- Rs 4 lakhs
Coronary Bypass: Rs. 1.65- Rs 2.25 Lakh
Cancer Care:
Mouth cancer: Rs 40, 000- Rs 1.5 lakh
Breast Cancer: minimum Rs 50, 000
USP: Fast becoming a referral centre for nearby cities in western UP and Uttarakhand.

Existing hospitals

District hospital
Address: Sanjay Nagar, near Rani Jhansi Marg, Ghaziabad
Emergency: 0120 2731970, 2710754, 2712655

District women’s hospital

Yashoda multispeciality hospital
Address: Nehru Nagar,
Phone Number: 0120- 418 2000 (30 lines)

First Published: May 20, 2010 00:24 IST