New Delhi: The patients visiting Delhi government hospitals would not face any problems owing to crunch of staff and doctors as the Department of Finance has approved the Health Ministry’s proposal to fill vacancies in all the hospitals.

Health Minister AK Walia said the recruitment process would be completed within two months. In case of any delay, doctors would be appointed on ad hoc basis, he said, adding that a list of demands has been sent to the Finance Ministry.

The Health Ministry has issued special guidelines to provide advanced facilities in the government hospitals. A study is also being held to assess the exact numbers of hospitals and dispensaries.

Walia said, “120 nurses have been appointed for hospitals. Apart from this, 250 grade III employees have also been recruited.”

At present, the ratio of beds available and numbers of patients is 2:6. The government has decided to increase numbers of beds in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

Projects of establishing new hospitals in Tahirpur, Janakpuri and Burari are also in the government’s agenda.

(JPN/Bureau)