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Now, mohalla clinics to come up at Delhi Metro stations

The AAP government has identified 20 sites where it will set up mohalla clinics at Metro stations.

delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2017 00:40 IST
Anonna Dutt
Anonna Dutt
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The AAP government has planned to set up 1,000 mohalla clinics across the city, in a bid to ensure everyone can find a mohalla clinic within 1 km radius of their homes.
The AAP government has planned to set up 1,000 mohalla clinics across the city, in a bid to ensure everyone can find a mohalla clinic within 1 km radius of their homes.(HT File Photo)

After schools, the AAP government in Delhi has now planned to start its flagship mohalla clinics at Metro stations. Twenty sites for setting up these primary clinics have already been identified.

“Good news: Mohalla Clinics to be set up at Metro Stations. 20 sites identified. More to be identified soon,” Delhi’s transport minister, Kailash Gahlot tweeted on Monday evening.

In a move to upgrade the city’s primary healthcare, the AAP government has planned to set up 1,000 mohalla clinics across the city, in a bid to ensure everyone can find a mohalla clinic within 1 km radius of their homes.

“We will have a three tier health system — the mohalla clinics, the polyclinics and then the hospitals. The government-run dispensaries and mohalla clinics will be at par. In fact, we are converting the smaller dispensaries to mohalla clinics and the bigger ones to polyclinics,” Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain had recently said.

Currently, there are around 155 mohalla clinics in Delhi that are working.

The government’s flagship project has been lauded by the likes of former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan and former World Health Organisation (WHO) director general and former Norway Prime Minister Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland.