Start paediatric surgery in Gurgaon government hospital

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India's Millennium city Gurgaon  has so many corporate state of the art private hospitals where people across the country and world come for all kinds of complex surgeries.

But for the 28 lakh people living in the city who cannot afford private healthcare the civil hospital does not have paediatric anaesthesia services and paediatric ICU. No child below 10 can be operated in Gurgaon! All children needing any surgery have to be referred to Delhi or Jhajjar/Rohtak.

The commonest surgeries in children include tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets, tympanoplasty, appendicectomy, intestinal obstruction, cleft lip,cleft palate repair, squint correction and trauma.

Disease does not discriminate between rich and poor. We need to strengthen local health system so that poor people don't spend time traveling back and forth to other cities for health related issues. Every day they don't work, they lose their "dihadi" and that effects their family budget and directly the nutrition requirements of their children. India is 102 out of 117 on the global health index, and health related issues are a major cause of debt in the lower income groups.

Dear Health minister Mr Anil Vij please sanction funds, organise doctors and equipment in Civil hospital/General hospital Sector 10 with immediate effect so this can be rectified.

Considering that Gurgaon generates almost 70% of revenue for Haryana state, the people of Gurgaon especially the poor, migrants, working class, not covered by private insurance or Ayushmann Bharat scheme must have access to free and quality healthcare locally.

Stop refering patients to other cities. Improve our hospital in 2021, not some decade  in the future.

Warm regards

Dr.Sarika Verma