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Expedite setting up of mohalla clinics in govt schools, says CM

NEW DELHI: Setting up of mohalla clinics in government schools should be finished on a priority, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after a review meeting of works of all departments with officials and Cabinet colleagues on Wednesday.
The Aam Aadmi Party led-Delhi government also plans to install more CCTV cameras in its schools, after studying the successful model of CCTV installation by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) its schools.
The government, which had opened clinics in various places earlier, has now been emphasising on settting up more such units in schools.
The Chief Minister also took stock of functioning of the existing mohalla clinics and directed the Health department to take note of complaints and shortcomings if any and resolve them by the end of the month.
Kejriwal also directed that the shortage of doctors should be plugged. At present, 158 mohalla clinics are operational in the national Capital. The government aims to set up a total 1,000 such clinics to provide better health facility to the people.
During the review meeting, attended by Delhi ministers, the appointment of medical superintendents of all government hospitals was also discussed.
Kejriwal directed the chief secretary to remove all hurdles for filling up vacancies in government hospitals.
The Health department was also directed to create more counters for free medicines, to ease the rush at hospital medicine counters.
Discussing the installation of CCTV in schools, the CM asked for the NDMC model to be studied, which has been successful in all schools of the civic bodies.
All stakeholders, including parents, have expressed satisfaction at the CCTV coverage in these schools.
Officials said that Kejriwal has asked for a special campaign to help students who are not doing well in studies and have been forced to appear in examination through correspondence. He said the number of such students is high and they need help, which the government should provide.
The meeting also discussed the progress of development works in unauthorised colonies of the city.
A government official said that the CM directed the Finance department to ensure that Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) and Department of Irrigation and Flood Control – the nodal departments for carrying out development work in unauthorised colonies – do not face any hurdle due to lack of funds.
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