Kejriwal visits mohalla clinic over drugs shortage

On visiting the clinic, the CM found that some medicines and tests were not available at the clinic and the air conditioning was not working. The main door of the clinic also had some problems.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal went for a surprise visit to a mohalla clinic in East Delhi’s Kondli area on Tuesday on complaints that medicines were not available.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal went for a surprise visit to a mohalla clinic in East Delhi’s Kondli area on Tuesday on complaints that medicines were not available.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 02:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal went for a surprise visit to a mohalla clinic in East Delhi’s Kondli area on Tuesday on complaints that medicines were not available.

On visiting the clinic, the CM found that some medicines and tests were not available at the clinic and the air conditioning was not working. The main door of the clinic also had some problems.

Taking note of the situation, the CM called a meeting with the health and PWD minister Satyendar Jain and the secretaries and asked them to immediately address the problems.

This comes even as a representation from The Elders -- an organisation of independent global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela -- including former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and former director general of World Health Organisation Gro Harlem Brundtland are likely to visit the mohalla clinics in September first week to study the model.

To ensure better functioning of the clinics, it was decided that CCTVs would be installed inside the clinics. The CM, health ministers, and all the officials will meet the mohalla clinic doctors next week to take stock of the status of the clinics.

Currently, there are 187 such neighbourhood clinics that are running in Delhi. The government had initially planned to open 1,000 such clinics -- one in every 5 km radius -- within one year of office.

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