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Delhi is the model state for Healthcare

THE KEN article, 10/04/2017

 

In a first such experiment in India, 150 mohalla clinics have been set up in Delhi and 850 more will come up by year-end. How is Arvind Kejriwal’s prescription working?

 

Two years ago, the state government inherited 260 primary healthcare units and made a grand promise of establishing 1000 more mohalla clinics—one doctor-primary healthcare units—across the city.

 

Reputed medical journal, The Lancet, and former Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan have lauded this free clinics model of healthcare delivery.

 

Treating high-incidence low-cost illnesses like cold, cough and viral fever for free at the doorstep of Delhiites makes financial sense too.

 

Most notably, in October 2016, Karnataka health minister KR Ramesh Kumar announced his decision to start extended health centres for doorstep care—on the lines of the mohalla clinics.

 

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