Scanning Mohalla clinics: The road ahead to bring free healthcare to your neighbourhood
The Mohalla Clinics is one of the flagship schemes of the AAP government in Delhi. With the aim to fix the primary healthcare in the city, the government had earlier announced the opening of 1,000 clinics. The project had a slow start because, initially, it ran into problems with the L-G, and later, the government couldn’t get land. But in the last few months, there has been considerable expansion. Delhi now has 302 mohalla clinics and the government is targetting to open 200 more in the coming months. In this video, Hindustan Times’ metro editor Shivani Singh speaks to Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain and the doctors at these clinics about the work done so far, the challenges and the way ahead. She also speaks to patients about how free primary healthcare has made a difference in their lives.