Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday made a surprise visit to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) and GB Pant Hospitals. He was accompanied by the Health Minister, Mr. Satyendar Jain, and senior officials of thehealth department.
The Chief Minister interacted with the patients who were standing in queues for medicines at both the hospitals and asked them whether they were getting all the prescribed medicines.
There were a few medicines which were unavailable at the GB Pant hospital. The Chief Minister himself checked the records of the medicines available. On learning about the shortage of some medicines, the Chief Minister summoned the Director of GB Pant immediately to his office at the Delhi Secretariat.
At the LNJP, the patients told the Chief Minister that they were getting the medicines being prescribed at the hospital counter. Shri Kejriwal talked to a large number of patients to know the availability of free medicines at the hospital counters.
However, the Chief Minister told the MS/Director of both the hospitals to ensure that the waiting time at the medicine counter is cut short as much as possible. The CM said, the cut in waiting time at both the medicine counter & registration desk would make it convenient for the patients.
On requirement of more pharmacists, the Chief Minister will appeal to the Lt. Governor to give nod to the hiring of new pharmacists for the better of the patients at the hospitals. Increasing the number of pharmacists would make the queues at the hospital shorter and would save the time and energy of the patients and their attendants.