New Delhi: Delhi government is planning to extend the network of mohalla clinics to ensure that everyone gets the primary healthcare benefits in their neighbourhood. The government aims to open 351 mohalla clinics by April this year.
At a meeting held at Delhi Secretariat on Thursday, health minister Satyendar Jain reviewed the status of the existing clinics and ordered the authorities present to expand the network of healthcare facilities in the national capital. He also ordered installation of CCTV cameras inside the diagnostic labs to keep a check on malpractices. Authorities have been asked to regularly monitor the availability of medicines.
The number of patients visiting mohalla clinics was rapidly growing which prompted the health minister to digitise prescriptions for diagnostic tests through test referral reports.
More than 450 mohalla clinics have been opened in Delhi so far. Aam Aadmi Party has promised in its 10-point guarantee card that complete healthcare facilities will be provided to every citizen through mohalla clinics and state-of-the-art hospitals.