Delhi govt to open 100 more mohalla clinics across city

The Delhi government will open 100 more mohalla clinics across the national capital to provide “world-class” primary healthcare services to all residents, an official statement said on Monday.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took stock of the mohalla clinic project and said the government is working to completely digitise the clinics and doctors will be able to track medical history of patients to provide better treatment, it said.

The capital currently has 519 mohalla clinics that offer free primary health care services to patients, including 212 different types of tests.

Every day, over 60,000 people are treated in these mohalla clinics.

The preparations for these upcoming clinics are well underway and will be completed soon, said the statement.

On Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met officials from the Public Works Department and the Health Department to review the project.

“The Kejriwal government’s Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics are known around the world, and people have been visiting Delhi to learn about this public healthcare model,” he said.

The Delhi government’s goal is to provide primary healthcare to every resident of Delhi, and expanding the number of mohalla clinics is a landmark step in that direction, he added.

The statement also said work on digitising all mohalla clinics in Delhi is progressing quickly.

Many mohalla clinics have been fully digitised, with information about patients and their medical histories collected using tablets available at clinics.

According to the minister, the mohalla clinic is the very first point of detection for any disease that strikes the city.

“After digitisation, the data from here will be used to assess any disease before it affects the people of Delhi. Furthermore, such data will be crucial in the development of health-related policies,” he said.