The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Monday launched one ambulance and four mobile health dispensaries to serve areas in North East Delhi.
It is a part of the civic body’s proposal to deploy 136 mobile health units in JJ and slum clusters across all zones in the city by October this year. The proposal was given the go-ahead at the MCD Standing Committee earlier last month.
“The project will provide 136 mobile health units comprising 24 mobile health ambulances, 105 mobile health clinics and seven mobile health hospitals,” an MCD official said.
These units will provide 2.5 hours of service daily on all working days and will provide monthly advance programme of areas to be covered by the mobile units.
They will focus on Below Poverty Line families and also reach out to students of MCD schools as well as provide referral services to hospitals at no cost. These will also provide assistance during disasters, epidemics as well as emergency rescue and evacuation during the Commonwealth Games as part of the proposal.