100 more Mohalla Clinics coming up: Delhi govt

Published on Jun 07, 2022 12:09 AM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi government has planned to open at least 100 more mohalla clinics across the city with an aim to provide “world-class” primary healthcare services to all residents, the government said in a statement on Monday

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New Delhi: The Delhi government has planned to open at least 100 more mohalla clinics across the city with an aim to provide “world-class” primary healthcare services to all residents, the government said in a statement on Monday.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has recently taken over the health portfolio, took stock of the mohalla clinic project on Monday. He said that the government will soon completely digitise the clinics and doctors will be able to track the medical history of patients to provide better treatment.

“(Delhi chief minister) Arvind Kejriwal government’s Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics are known around the world, and people have been visiting Delhi to learn about this public healthcare model,” he said.

Delhi currently has 519 mohalla clinics that offer free primary health care services to patients, including 212 different types of medical tests. According to Delhi government data, every day, over 60,000 people are treated in these mohalla clinics.

On Monday, Sisodia met officials from the health department and the Public Works Department to review the progress on the project. The preparations for these upcoming clinics are well underway and will be completed soon, he said after the meeting.

“The Delhi government’s goal is to provide primary healthcare to every resident of Delhi, and expanding the number of mohalla clinics is a landmark step in that direction, he added.

The statement also said work on digitising all mohalla clinics in Delhi is progressing quickly.

Many mohalla clinics have been fully digitised, with information about patients and their medical histories collected using tablets available at clinics. According to the minister, the mohalla clinic is the very first point of detection for any disease that strikes the city.

“After digitisation, the data from here will be used to assess any disease before it affects the people of Delhi. Furthermore, such data will be crucial in the development of health-related policies,” he said.

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