Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugrated 100 newly-constructed mohalla clinics, primary health centres that offer a basic package of essential health services to the people, on Saturday.
Now the number of mohalla clinics in the city has reached to 302.
Delhi Chief Minister while speaking at an event in Wazirabad area said that next month, 100 more mohalla clinics will come up and AAP government plans to set up such health facility on every kilometre in the city.
He said that in the last five years, the AAP dispensation has executed several public welfare works, which no government in the country has done till now.
“Earlier people had to travel long distance to get medical treatment, but since the mohalla clinics have been set up, people are getting health facility in their neighbourhood,” he said.
He claimed that it is the first time in the world that 100 primary health centres are being opened for public in one go.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the newly-inaugurated 100 mohalla clinics will be treating more than 36 lakh patients every year.
In 70 years, only 260 dispensaries were opened in the city, but in last few years, over 302 mohalla clinics, which offer 212 types of tests free of cost, have been set up, Jain added.
The AAP government has set a target to open 1000 mohalla clinics across the city.