Patients will hugely benefit from this facility in this centrally located iconic New Delhi hospital
Aiming to provide a shelter to the waiting family members of under treatment patients at the overcrowded Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, the Health Minister JP Nadda has inaugurated a 35-room dharamshala at the hospital premises.
“The dharamshala can accommodate a total of 88 people. The top floor is earmarked for female attendants of the patients while male family members can stay in the rest. The ground, first and second floors will be allotted to them. There is internal communication facility by telephone on each floor of the building,” said a statement from RML hospital.
According to the authorities, the allotment will be as per standard operating procedures and shall be totally free of charge. Nadda said that the services at the complex should be regularly inspected and monitored.
“We erect the hardware but do not pay much attention to the software. The hospital should look at ways and means of making the facilities at the complex self-sustaining,” said Nadda.
The health minister stated that the facility should ensure proper sanitation and directed the officials to personally monitor this aspect of the functioning.
The hospital administration also said that the relatives can make calls within Delhi, free of cost. Caretakers, sanitation and security arrangements are being provided 24x7 in the hospital. This building is also connected to the public transport system.
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