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450 new Mohalla clinics in next three months

NEW DELHI: The Health department of the Delhi government is likely to set up 450 Mohalla clinics in the next three months.
"The clinics were ready on time, but problems with electricity connection delayed the work. We have overcome the problem and 41 of these clinics will get the connection soon," an official said, adding the remaining clinics will also get electricity within three months.
The Department started work on setting up 450 new Mohalla clinics last year, 250 of which will be made inside government school premises.
After getting approval from the Lieutenant Governor, the Health and Family Welfare department – led by Satyendar Jain – began formulating plans to build the new clinics.
The department is targeting each area of the city for the new clinics.
A pet project of the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi government's target has been to build more than 1,000 clinics across the city.
According to Delhi government sources, underdeveloped areas of the national Capital will be the primary targets.
The official said that 56 clinics are mostly located in underdeveloped areas.
Sources said the government was facing issues regarding the lands to build new clinics. With Delhi Jal Board (DJB) helping in getting the land, the department is likely to first-track the process.
DJB had approved setting up of 348 Mohalla clinics on its land, during its 132nd Board meeting, headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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