CM asks report on sites identified for mohalla clinics

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Monday began work for identifying new sites to set up mohalla clinics throughout the city, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directing officials to submit a report on the new sites by the end of the week.

Kejriwal took an update on the number of sites inspected jointly by various departments. According to a Delhi government statement, Kejriwal was informed of the pendency in the joint inspection of several sites.

"The Chief Minister directed the officers concerned and stakeholder departments to complete the joint inspection of the sites awaiting the same this week itself," it stated.

There are currently around 160 mohalla clinics, aimed at providing free primary healthcare to Delhi residents close to their homes. The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has set a target of setting up 1,000 mohalla clinics.

A review meeting will be held later this week by Kejriwal on the same subject.

The meeting was attended by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, officials of the Public Works Department, DUSIB, Delhi Jal Board and other land owning departments. Last month, Jain had ordered the Directorate General of Health Services to ensure that all the constructed mohalla clinics become functional by July.

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