Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has cleared the AAP government’s project to set up 300 mohalla clinics on the premises of Delhi government schools.
The project has been cleared with certain riders about safety and security of the children. “These mohalla clinics will be open to general public only after the school hours and the entrance for them will also be separate,” said a Delhi government official.
The 300 clinics are a part of the government’s project of setting up 1,000 mohalla clinics across the city to strengthen the primary healthcare infrastructure.
Apart from providing free consultation, medicines and tests, the mohalla clinics in school premises will also double up as school infirmary and provide routine check-up for students.
“The students will have regular health and dental checkups on periodic basis and these mohalla clinics will also solve the problem of infirmaries. The schools had no such facilities till now,” said another official.
The sites for these clinics had already been identified and the work on the infrastructure had started. “We were just waiting for an approval from the LG,” said the official.