Sex reassignment surgery will be free in government hospitals, Delhi government's gift on the demand of DCW
Sex reassignment surgery free in Delhi: Delhi government has given a big gift to transgenders. The persistent demand for DCW has been met by the Delhi government. Sex reassignment surgery will now be free in government hospitals in Delhi. The information about this new facility has been given by Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of, the Delhi Commission for Women.
Good news for transgenders of Delhi. Now free sex reassignment surgery can be done in government hospitals in Delhi. No more going to private hospitals to get sex reassignment surgery done. It costs 10-15 lakh rupees to get sex reassignment surgery done in private hospitals. Most transgenders cannot afford such a huge amount. But now with sex reassignment surgery being free in government hospitals in Delhi, there is a wave of happiness among transgenders. The information about this new facility has been given by Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of, the Delhi Commission for Women.
On the intervention of Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, the health department of the Delhi government has sent a circular to all government hospitals in Delhi that, if they have a 'burn and plastic ward' and a plastic surgeon, they should provide free sex reassignment surgeries. Do it.
The Delhi Women's Commission termed it a major achievement. The commission noted that transgenders were facing a major problem due to the lack of free sex reassignment surgery in government hospitals in the capital. But now you will not have to do this.
The commission had issued a notice to the health department of the Delhi government regarding free sex reassignment surgeries. After which the Delhi government took action on this. And the facility of free Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) has been made available in the Burn and Plastic Department of Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Delhi.
On this, the commission issued another notice demanding to start this facility in all government hospitals of Delhi. Accepting this demand of the commission, the Delhi government ordered to start it.
I am happy that after our intervention, free sex reassignment surgeries are being done in government hospitals in Delhi, said DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal. In private hospitals, this process costs Rs 10-15 lakhs! Most transgenders cannot afford such a huge amount. When all facilities are free in government hospitals in Delhi, why should transgenders pay for a procedure that is vital to their lives?
To change gender, a person has to undergo the process of sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is a surgical procedure. In which the physical appearance of a transgender person is changed. Sex reassignment surgery is also called gender reassignment surgery, genital reconstruction surgery, and sex realignment surgery.