New Delhi: In a significant development, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed the health department to immediately pass an order by which the licences of all nursing homes will automatically be renewed till 31st March 2021. The nursing home owners of Delhi along with senior members of Delhi Medical Council (DMC) and Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Wednesday met Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, and flagged the renewal of licences as a very significant issue.
In that meeting, the owners of the nursing homes flagged the issue that every year there is a need to renew the licence to run these nursing homes. This year, due to the COVID pandemic some of the nursing homes could not renew their licence after the month of March which is creating issues in the operations of these nursing homes.
In this meeting, Delhi Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain was also present and after listening to the issues of these people, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took the above decision.
President of Delhi Medical Council, Dr. Arun Gupta thanked the Chief Minister for understanding the problems of the nursing homeowners and immediately directed the health department to take the necessary steps. He said, “This will provide immediate relief to the nursing homeowners.”
Dr. RK Gupta, ex-president of Delhi Medical Association said, “The Delhi government has taken commendable measures during the time of Corona, and have honoured the private and government hospital and health care, workers. The meeting with the nursing homeowners was successful. We are very happy with the decision of the CM.”