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Union Health Minister Inaugurates 4th Central Govt Hospital in Delhi for Affordable Healthcare Access

Written by : Jayati Dubey

October 26, 2023

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The RHTC Hospital in Najafgarh will address a longstanding healthcare access issue for the local population, with particular attention to vulnerable and marginalised sections of society.

In a recent development aimed at improving healthcare access for all citizens, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated the Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) Hospital in Najafgarh, Delhi.

The inauguration of this fourth central government hospital in the national capital marks a pivotal step in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Health for All" policy. The event was attended by MP Parvesh Sahib Singh, representing the West Delhi parliamentary constituency.

At the inauguration, Minister Mandaviya firmly committed to ensuring that even the most impoverished citizens access affordable healthcare. He stressed that no one should have to suffer due to a lack of accessible and affordable medical services.

"Our government started working with a holistic approach, and for the first time, our prime minister made the connection between health and development in the real sense," Mandaviya said. He emphasised the government's vision for India to become a developed nation by the time it commemorates its 100th anniversary of Independence.

Mandaviya underlined that the provisioning of healthcare facilities forms the foundation of sustainable development. He highlighted India's rich history in medical sciences and its deep-rooted commitment to the principle that 'freedom from diseases is the ultimate destiny, and good health is the basis for achieving every other wealth.'

The union minister reiterated the government's dedication to strengthening the healthcare system and improving access to medical services. The RHTC Hospital in Najafgarh will address a longstanding healthcare access issue for the local population, with particular attention to vulnerable and marginalised sections of society.

One of the key advantages of the hospital's strategic location in Najafgarh is its ability to serve a population of 13.65 Lakh residing in 73 surrounding villages.

"Provisioning of services of medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, ICU, NICU, PICU, ENT, ophthalmology, blood bank etc including multiple diagnostic and radiological facilities will ensure that our brothers and sisters of Najafgarh will not suffer due to lack of doorstep services and it will greatly ease the lives of our people through provisioning of world class amenities," Mandaviya said.

Minister Mandaviya also emphasised the importance of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) services in the hospital, reflecting the government's commitment to holistic integrated healthcare in India.

He noted that the government has made significant efforts to enhance the availability of skilled medical professionals and increase accessibility to medicines. Initiatives like the PM Jan Aushadhi Yojana and the revised national list of essential medicines, which added 384 drugs to its list, have played a crucial role in making quality and affordable healthcare accessible to the poor.

Mandaviya praised the impact of the Ayushman Bharat initiative, which has brought the best quality and affordable healthcare within reach of economically disadvantaged individuals.


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