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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

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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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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,98,218 1,573

27,899 1,434

64,30,394 2,968

1,39,925 39

Kerala

48,88,523 8,733

82,093 1,240

47,79,228 9,855

27,202 118

Karnataka

29,84,849 365

9,017 86

29,37,848 443

37,984 8

Tamil Nadu

26,91,797 1,164

13,790 268

26,42,039 1,412

35,968 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,62,303 493

5,500 66

20,42,476 552

14,327 7

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,068 10

107 5

16,87,062 14

22,899 1

West Bengal

15,83,646 833

7,535 44

15,57,090 775

19,021 14

Delhi

14,39,488 22

311 1

14,14,087 21

25,090

Odisha

10,37,056 524

4,336 51

10,24,422 573

8,298 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,773 38

206 21

9,91,995 16

13,572 1

Rajasthan

9,54,395 2

36 2

9,45,405 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,353 13

156 20

8,16,110 33

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,721 12

88 6

7,82,110 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,125 9

131 2

7,60,945 11

10,049

Bihar

7,26,042 6

30 0

7,16,351 6

9,661

Telangana

6,69,739 183

3,967 1

6,61,829 183

3,943 1

Assam

6,07,811 384

3,762 152

5,98,087 228

5,962 4

Punjab

6,02,135 22

226 6

5,85,358 27

16,551 1

Jharkhand

3,48,526 40

166 24

3,43,225 16

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,787 14

176 0

3,36,213 14

7,398

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,386 87

814 14

3,26,143 73

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,138 202

1,452 58

2,16,955 140

3,731 4

Goa

1,77,765 59

618 21

1,73,790 35

3,357 3

Puducherry

1,27,564 43

454 7

1,25,258 50

1,852

Manipur

1,23,051 81

1,346 14

1,19,800 94

1,905 1

Mizoram

1,15,944 737

10,034 229

1,05,510 962

400 4

Tripura

84,369 18

105 10

83,448 8

816

Meghalaya

83,210 52

735 26

81,034 76

1,441 2

Chandigarh

65,315 3

26 2

64,469 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,065 22

140 2

54,645 20

280

Sikkim

31,819 19

185 10

31,241 9

393

Nagaland

31,670 11

250 5

30,743 15

677 1

Ladakh

20,896 10

43 9

20,645 1

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,678 2

4 2

10,670

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 0

7,510

129

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