All Mohalla Clinics, polyclinics, dispensaries to stay open 24x7 and on holidays as well
The order by the Delhi government to make the Mohalla Clinics, polyclinics and dispensaries operational on all seven days including holidays will be valid till October 30, this year.
The move also comes at a time when the World Health Organisation (WHO) had criticised healthcare system and stated that only a few selected hospitals in the city were equipped in dealing with the crisis of the vector-borne diseases. The decision will now ensure that every hospital, nursing home and laboratory will furnish the data of chikungunya patients to the concerned government agencies for remedial actions.
Speaking to reporters, Health Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned: “Even as the hospitals were providing the number of patients affected with chikungunya they were not providing other important details like addresses which was preventing fogging in the area.”
Jain also had a meeting with the Union Health Minister J P Nadda where it was decided that additional 1,000 beds will be further added for the vector-borne ailments of dengue and chikungunya in Central government hospitals including Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS.
With huge number of patients coming in from the NCR to Delhi for treatment, it was decided that fever clinics will be set up in adjoining areas of the NCR as well.