Seeking to boost the primary healthcare system in Delhi, the city government on Friday opened a new mohalla clinic at Tis Hazari court, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
The total number of mohalla clinics in the city now stands at 504, a senior official said. A mohalla clinic is a neighbourhood facility for providing free primary healthcare to residents.
A typical mohalla clinic has a doctor and a midwife-cum-nurse. It provides an array of diagnostic services and essential medicines free of cost to patients.
“Dedicated a new Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic to the people of Delhi today. This clinic is constructed in Tis Hazari court, Delhi. We’re working to strengthen the primary healthcare system of Delhi & this new Mohalla Clinic will give a great boost to it,” Jain tweeted.
In January 2020, two months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had inaugurated 152 mohalla clinics en bloc.
Earlier, Jain had said that mohalla clinics help in keeping quacks away, as people have a facility to go to for simple ailments. The plan is to have such facilities as close to households as possible.
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