Mr Kejriwal has laid down the instruction in a letter to Chief Secretary M M Kutty on the issue that came to the fore during his recent surprise inspection of the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.
The chief secretary has been directed to respond by 11 am tomorrow detailing the reason behind the 'non-payment' of bills, which has led to a medicine crunch, affecting patients flocking these state-run facilities for affordable health care.
Mr Kejriwal has called for a mechanism to be developed to tackle such festering issues plaguing government hospitals in the city, under which, he said, officers will be held accountable for any lapses.
Last week, the chief minister had expressed 'displeasure' after paying a surprise visit to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri.
The Delhi government had appointed a new medical superintendent at the hospital after Mr Kejriwal found that it had failed to comply with his direction to provide free medicines and diagnostic test facilities.
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