In keeping with its objective to reach out to people with free healthcare services at their doorstep, the Delhi government has added 100 more mohalla clinics. The clinics are all set to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday.
Currently, around 200 clinics are operational in Delhi, while 30 others are operating in the evening. The AAP Government plans make at least 500 mohalla clinics operational by the end of December 2019.
Since there are no clinics at metro stations, bus stands and sabzi mandis (vegetable markets), the government plans to develop clinics at these spots also. Three clinics will come up at metro stations, five at sabzi mandis in Azadpur, Ghazipur, Narela, Najafgarh and Okhla and three at ISBTs in Anand Vihar, Kashmere Gate and Sarai Kale Khan.
All the mohalla clinics will be under CCTV surveillance.
So far, the mohalla clinics have treated around 1.69 crore patients and have conducted almost 16 lakh tests. About 35,000 to 40,000 patients are treated every day at these clinics which is about 20 percent of all the patients treated in Delhi government healthcare facilities.
The mohalla clinics were set up with an aim to decongest the government hospitals and to ensure that everyone receives healthcare facilities.