NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today inaugurated 100 more Mohalla Clinics in the national capital. Speaking on the occasion, Kejriwal said that with these new health clinics, a total of 302 Mohalla Clinics are now functional in the city.
These clinics are part of the city government’s push to set up 1,000 neighbourhood clinics in the national capital.
Kejriwal said that 100 more such clinics were ready and would become operational next month. In such clinics, facilities of diagnostic tests such as lipid profile, kidney and liver function test are available free of cost.
This is for the first time in the world that 100 primary health centres are being opened for public in one go, he claimed.
According to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the newly-inaugurated 100 mohalla clinics will be treating more than 36 lakh patients every year, which will strengthen the primary healthcare system.
On his part, Mr Jain said that in 70 years, only 260 dispensaries were opened in the city, but in last few years, over 302 mohalla clinics, which offer 212 types of tests free of cost, have been set up.