Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI
The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting on Wednesday, chaired by the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal approved the Health Department’s proposal for the creation of 92 posts of Hospital managers (superintendants) on fixed consolidated remuneration initially for a one year period on contract basis.
Currently 24 Delhi government hospitals (excluding Autonomous institutions) are providing secondary, tertiary and specialist health care ranging from preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative services including teaching, training and research facilities. These health facilities need to be run efficiently to cater to the clinical service delivery as well ancillary operations of hospital management for providing quality health care services to the citizens of Delhi.
Presently the Medical Directors/ Medical Superintendants / Doctors / Nurses / Paramedics / Pharmacists / are engaged for overall management of both these services. Multifarious services ranging from housekeeping, sanitation, kitchen services to specialised medical requirements and equipments handling etc., are required to be efficiently managed in hospitals.
Involvement of doctors in administrative work not only leads to reduction in their clinical output, but also puts an additional load of hospital management on them.
In many states, governments of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar have envisioned the requirement of professional manpower with managerial competence to work as Hospital Managers and have created these posts under the National Health Mission.