1000 mohalla clinics to be set up in five months: Health Minister
New Delhi: Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain said 1,000 mohalla clinics, aimed at providing free primary healthcare, will be set up across the city in the next five months.
He also said that the government is set to make Delhi Open Defecation Free (ODF) by June.
"We have constructed 8,000 toilets in the city so far to achieve the target of making the national capital ODF," Jain said.
While listing his achievements on the second anniversary of AAP government, he said the government has built 110 mohalla clinics and 100 new clinics are set to function soon.
Delhi government has set a target of setting up 1,000 mohalla clinics across the city to provide better health services to its residents.
The Health Minister said out of proposed 150 polyclinics, 26 have also been built so far.
"We have built 110 mohalla clinics and other 100 will soon start functioning. We will set up all 1,000 mohalla clinics in four-five months.
"Apart from this, 150 polyclinics will be built by the government soon," Jain said.
Giving further details on initiatives taken up by the Health Department, he said in all government hospitals, medicines are being provided to patients at free-of-cost. Free test facility was also started in December 2016.
The government has also plan to provide 'Health Card' and 'Health Insurance' to every citizen, the minister said, adding the department is working on it.