Delhi govt to create pool of specialist doctors

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Published on Jul 01, 2016 10:51 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Thursday announced it would create a zone-wise pool of specialist doctors to ensure efficient use of manpower, instead of posting them in all hospitals.

They will be deputed in one specialty-care centre and the resource can be shared by smaller hospitals in case of an emergency.

“There are hospitals that have a full-fledged department with 10 or more doctors but they do not get many cases in a year,” said health minister Satyendar Jain. This is waste of resources and raises the per person cost of treatment, he said.

Each of Delhi’s five zones – north, east, west, south and central—will have one main hospital with all specialties, the specialty resource centre and the other government hospitals. In case of an emergency in a hospital, a specialty doctor from the resource centre willbecalledupon.“…if theyneed forexampleanorthopaedicdoctor for an emergency case, they can borrow it from the pool of doctors of the zone,” said Jain.

In a non-emergency situation, the patient will be sent to one of the five main hospitals — Lok Nayak, Guru Teg Bahadur, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital and another upcoming hospital.

For super-specialty care such as cardiac care and neurosurgery, the government will rely on private hospitals.

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