Four mohalla clinics to function at night shelters for homeless
This winter, four mohalla clinics will function out of night shelters in the national capital, as part of the city government’s action plan to alleviate the woes of the homeless during the cold.
The clinics, that are likely to be inaugurated in the first week of December, will be located in Yamuna Pushta, Jama Masjid, Sarai Kale Khan and Shakur Basti, areas where night shelters are usually crowded.
“The clinic in Shakur Basti will be inside the night shelter itself while the rest would be housed in the premises of the shelter homes. The government is mulling to open few other such facilities,” a senior official said. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over opening around 300 mohalla clinics in government schools.
After the meeting, Sisodia told reporters that Jung has “almost agreed” to the proposal, about which he had certain reservations in the past.
Around 107 mohalla clinics are operating in the city presently. These are part of the city’s government’s “three-tier public health roadmap” with the other two being polyclinics and hospitals.
Free medicines are provided and around 200 tests are done for free in these clinics.