DUSIB okays 50 Mohalla clinics for JJ resettlement colonies
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) on Tuesday ratified the decision of granting NOC and user permission for setting up of 50 Mohalla Clinics on DUSIB land in different JJ resettlement colonies.
The construction of Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics is part of the AAP government's project to create a three-tier health system, said the officials. While the Mohalla Clinics are meant for primary care, the Polyclinics are supposed to provide consultation for serious health issues. But DDA did not allot land for mohalla clinics. While Kejriwal government plans to start 150 Polyclinics and 1,000 Mohalla Clinics by the year-end.
"Delhi government till April 2017 has set up over 150 mohalla clinics in different parts of the city," said health department official. Delhi government said that resettlement and JJ slums areas are more vulnerable and deserve primarily health care facilities.
In the last two years, the mohalla clinics have received mammoth interest. The patient footfall has been termed as success by the ruling party, while opposition parties used the same numbers to argue the failure. At a rate of 50-70 patients per day for 25 working days a month per clinic, these clinics have fairly performed in proving healthcare.