Delhi govt set to change health care with mohalla clinics

500 clinics to come up this year with host of facilities

GN Bureau | November 16, 2015



The Delhi government has allocatted Rs 209 crore for setting-up 1,000 Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics in various areas of the national capital.

For this financial year, the government had made a budgetary provision for setting up 500 mohalla clinics.

The clinics will attend to people living within one kilometre radius and the government hopes that people will not have to walk for more than 10-14 minutes to have access to primary health care.

The public works department (PWD) will set up the clinics. There will be a medical officer, pharmacist, auxiliary nursing midwife, lab technician and an outsourced security guard in every mohalla clinic. It is proposed to provide basic medical care, based on standard treatment protocols in these clinics. The usual timing will be from 8 AM to 2 PM and it is also proposed that some mohalla clinics may be run in evening shifts also.

These clinics will be linked to the Poly clinics for logistical support and for referral of patients needing specialist care.

Last week, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the capital's first 'Aam Aadmi polyclinic' in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar.

Kejriwal had said that the government is going to revive around 150 dispensaries, presently housed in "dilapidated buildings", over the next few months where specialist care would be provided to reduce dependence on hospitals.

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