SDMC to get 70 ward clinics soon
Aiming to provide better health facilities, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is all set to commission 70 ward clinics. These clinics will provide treatment for common diseases and preventive consultancy. Besides, people can get certain tests conducted on them near their residence.
The first such ward clinic was inaugurated by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi at village Humayunpur under the Safdarjung ward on Sunday.
“Such ward clinics will be of great help to people. They can easily access medical facilities in their neighbourhood,” said Lekhi.
She also urged the municipal health officers to keep a watch on the functioning of the dispensary, so that its requirement for medicines and medical staff could be met immediately. She added that the synergy between the bureaucracy and elected representatives could bring wonderful results in the democracy.
The upgraded and renovated dispensary will provide services to residents of Humayunpur, Krishan Nagar, Arjun Nagar and Safdarjung Enclave.
The ward dispensary was upgraded at a meagre Rs 2 lakh. “Around 80 per cent of the diseases will be treated in the dispensary,” said Shailender Singh Monti, chairman, SDMC Standing Committee. He said the SDMC had identified around 70 unutilised or underutilised premises for transforming them into advanced dispensaries, wherein free allopathic and ayurvedic medicines and preventive consultancy will be provided to people. Besides, blood and other tests will also be conducted at the dispensaries.