Nurse and doctors have been provided special training and interpreters have been deployed at these hospitals
NEW DELHI: The Arvind Kejriwal government has designated five government hospitals to provide emergency medical care to foreign guests attending the G20 summit beginning next week.
In case of any emergency, G20 delegates will be rushed to GB Pant Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital, Lok Nayak Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, and Dr. Ambedkar Hospital.
Each hospital has been allocated a special ICU with 8 beds and 10 special rooms for foreign guests. A dedicated team of doctors and nurses will be on call 24/7 to provide medical care.
The doctors and nurses who will be working at the hospitals have been trained in providing care to foreign guests. Language interpreters have been deployed at these hospitals for smooth communication with foreign guests who do not speak Hindi or English.
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On Thursday, Delhi health minister Saurabh Bhardwaj visited the GB Pant Hospital to inspect the facilities. Speaking to media persons later, he said that the government is committed to providing the best possible medical care to foreign guests.
“We pray to God that foreign guests shouldn’t face any problems and hardships,” he said. “But anyone could fall ill and it is not in control of anybody. Before such big summits, all the departments prepare accordingly. In the same context, Delhi’s health department is preparing accordingly.”
The G20 summit is a major international event that will be attended by leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies. It is scheduled to be held in Delhi from September 9 to 10.
The Delhi government has made elaborate security arrangements for the summit. The city will be under tight security, and there will be a ban on drones and other flying objects.
The government is also making arrangements for the transportation of foreign guests. Special buses and trains will be deployed to ferry them to and from the summit venue.