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With An Aim To Increase People’s Access To Healthcare, Delhi Launches New Compact ‘Mohalla Clinics’

Made out of portable shipping containers, the new air conditioned and modular mohalla clinics take half as much space as the earlier model and thus can be easily installed in congested areas in Delhi

With An Aim To Increase People’s Access To Healthcare, Delhi Launches New Compact ‘Mohalla Clinics’
Highlights
  • New compact mohalla clinics can easily fit in congested areas: Mr Jain
  • The first such new clinic has been installed at Shakur Basti
  • The first mohalla clinic of Delhi was inaugurated on July 19, 2015

New Delhi: With an aim to cater to the healthcare needs of people in slum areas, the Government of Delhi has launched new mohalla clinics that can be easily installed in congested areas. Made out of shipping containers, these portable clinics are more compact than previous designs and thus solving the government’s big hurdle – the lack of land in the capital, according to Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain. The first such clinic has been installed in the Rani Bagh are of Shakur Basti, the assembly constituency of Mr Jain.

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According to Mr Jain, this is one of the two clinics prepared in shipping containers on a pilot basis. He said,

After they are commissioned, feedback will be taken, based on which, further action will be taken. Delhi government is preparing more such projects to revolutionise the healthcare system in the capital.

Mr Jain took to Twitter to announce the launch of mohalla clinics and said that the project will help in easy setup and transport in cluster areas and narrow streets where healthcare infrastructure is less accessible.

 

The area covered by each new clinic is roughly 350 square feet, while the space taken up by the previous models was 600 square feet each. The small space has been divided into several sections, which include waiting area for patients, a pharmacy and an area for test sample collection.

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Built at a cost of about Rs. 20 lakh each, the air-conditioned portable clinics are being made by connecting two shipping containers. According to Mr Jain, the cost of the new design is currently similar to the mohalla clinics built as per the previous design, however, once the government is hoping a reduction in this cost as they start bulk production of the new clinics. Mr Jain added that the idea behind the new design of mohalla clinic is to reduce the time as the construction of clinics takes 3-5 months while this is made in a factory which takes only three to four days to be installed.

There were issues of thefts arising at mohalla clinics but these shipping containers are made of sturdy material and will be able to withstand the danger of thefts, Mr Jain said.

The Mohalla Clinics Of Delhi

Mohalla clinic is one of the flagship initiatives of the state government to boost the primary healthcare system in Delhi. A typical mohalla clinic has a doctor and a midwife-cum-nurse. It provides an array of diagnostic services and essential medicines free of cost. The first mohalla clinic of Delhi was inaugurated on July 19, 2015 in Rajiv Gandhi JJ Punjabi Colony, a relief camp in Peeragarhi. The Government of Delhi has said on multiple occasions that it aims to build 1,000 mohalla clinics in the capital. It has built about 500 clinics so far on rent basis or in porta cabins at some places.

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Maharashtra

65,27,629 3,131

44,269 960

63,44,744 4,021

1,38,616 70

Kerala

45,39,926 15,768

1,61,765 5,813

43,54,264 21,367

23,897 214

Karnataka

29,69,361 818

13,769 617

29,17,944 1,414

37,648 21

Tamil Nadu

26,48,688 1,647

16,993 9

25,96,316 1,619

35,379 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,40,708 1,179

13,905 483

20,12,714 1,651

14,089 11

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,693 13

194 0

16,86,612 13

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,710 537

7,741 69

15,36,291 592

18,678 14

Delhi

14,38,556 39

400 21

14,13,071 18

25,085

Odisha

10,21,216 462

4,844 103

10,08,226 560

8,146 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,120 26

297 0

9,91,260 26

13,563

Rajasthan

9,54,275 12

99 8

9,45,222 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,751 14

133 0

8,15,536 14

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,410 8

90 6

7,81,803 14

10,517

Haryana

7,70,754 8

328 12

7,60,618 20

9,808

Bihar

7,25,907 6

60 9

7,16,188 15

9,659

Telangana

6,63,906 244

4,938 53

6,55,061 296

3,907 1

Punjab

6,01,359 36

304 3

5,84,554 37

16,501 2

Assam

5,98,864 441

5,081 97

5,87,970 338

5,813 6

Jharkhand

3,48,139 14

65 10

3,42,941 4

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,405 12

249 18

3,35,765 29

7,391 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,214 145

1,450 11

3,22,345 154

4,419 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,403 263

1,715 99

2,12,033 162

3,655 2

Goa

1,75,690 107

886 76

1,71,507 29

3,297 2

Puducherry

1,25,618 101

922 55

1,22,864 46

1,832

Manipur

1,18,870 197

2,174 9

1,14,861 203

1,835 3

Tripura

83,956 51

353 7

82,794 44

809

Mizoram

82,815 1,355

15,363 223

67,184 1,127

268 5

Meghalaya

79,817 150

1,878 18

76,558 167

1,381 1

Chandigarh

65,195 7

44 3

64,333 4

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,190 64

413 3

53,504 60

273 1

Sikkim

31,014 43

627 27

30,007 70

380

Nagaland

30,959 52

470 3

29,832 46

657 3

Ladakh

20,743 6

144 6

20,392

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,360 1

9 1

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,607 7

17 4

7,461 3

129

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