Free Treatment for Patients

for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare | Date - 16-04-2008


In pursuance of the directions of the Hon’ble High Court in writ petition No.2866/2002 titled as “Social Jurist Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others, all the private hospitals to whom land has been allotted at concessional rates have been directed to comply the condition of free treatment to the extent of 25% OPD and 10% IPD.

In so far as Land and Development Office (L&DO), Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, is concerned, land has been allotted to the following private hospitals:-

(a) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

(b) Mool Chand Hospital

(c) Veeranwali International Hospital (Delhi Hospital Society)


(e) St. Stephens Hospitals

In addition, L&DO allotted additional land for expansion of Seth R.B. Seth Jessa Ram Hospital, though in the case of this hospital, the initial allotment of land was done by DDA.

An inspection committee headed by Principal Secretary Health, Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been constituted to monitor free treatment for poor patients to be provided by private hospitals who have been allotted land on concessional rates. The Committee inspects these hospitals and submits periodic reports to the Principal Secretary (Health) in this regard.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

KR/SK/313 – LS
(Release ID :37429)

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