Punjab: 75 mohalla clinics to be set up by August 15

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Man on Friday announced the launch of his government’s flagship programme, the Mohala Clinic, by establishing 75 such clinics for the public ahead of the 75th Independence Day, 15 August on 15 August. Here at his official residence, Mann said his government will deliver on one of its key survey promises by setting up clinics, both in urban and rural areas in phases, in keeping with the Delhi pattern.

By participating in the deliberations, Mann also gave consent to transform the non-functional Kendra Soi across the state into the Mohala Clinics, thus renovating these complexes on a unified style, such as basic interior components including the doctor’s room, reception and waiting area, pharmacy and separate toilets for staff and patients. He also directed the Chief Secretary, Public Works to work on the modalities of beautifying the internal parts of Sawa Kendra, so that they could be appropriately diverted to the Mohala Clinics.

The Prime Minister also suggested forming a group of five to six contiguous villages by establishing the Mahalla Clinic in a central location, easily accessible to all. This would help bring the majority of people residing in rural areas into the scope of the clinic. During the meeting, the chief engineer gave a brief presentation to brief the CM on the various options for the proposed design and layout of the clinics.

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