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Delhi government to provide free treatment to accident victims

India TV News Desk New Delhi 10 Mar 2017, 16:19:39 IST
India TV News Desk

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain announced on Friday that the state government will provide absolutely free treatment to the accident victims in the national capital. 

"If there is any accident case within Delhi and the victim is admitted to any hospital, including privates ones...then Delhi government will bear the entire cost of the treatment. The victim does not have to pay anything," said Jain.

He was speaking at the inauguration of new ventilator machines at Delhi government's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

A total of 125 new ventilator machines have been provided to several Delhi government hospitals as part of improvement in medical treatment in these hospitals.

A ventilator is a machine designed to move breathable air into and out of the lungs, to provide breathing for a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently.

Earlier this week, the Delhi Health Minister announced free diagnostic tests at 21 private institutions if referred by a government-run hospital. Aam Aadmi Party attained absolute majority by winning 67 out of 70 in 2015. 

(With IANS Input)