Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain reviews working of Mohalla Clinics

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain reviews working of Mohalla Clinics

•Instructs Department to expedite work related to opening new Mohalla Clinics
• Orders installation of CCTV cameras inside diagnostic labs to keep an eye on malpractices

New Delhi, February 20, 2020:   Delhi Health Minister  Satyendar Jain today held a high-level review meeting of Mohalla Clinics in Delhi. In the meeting, the Minister instructed the Health Department to expedite work related to the opening of new Mohalla Clinics. He also directed the Department to install CCTV cameras inside diagnostic labs to keep an eye on malpractices.There are more than 450 Mohalla Clinics operational in Delhi currently. In its new term, along with executing expansion plans, the Health Ministry is keeping a close check on operations of Mohalla Clinic. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also emphasized on the need to strictly monitor the availability of medicines.

Since the number of patients visiting Mohalla Clinics for diagnostics is rapidly growing, the Health Minister also emphasized on the need to digitize prescriptions for diagnostic tests through test referral reports instead of manual prescriptions. Addressing the meeting he said, “Digitization of prescriptions and reports will smoothen the functioning of the Centres. As the state-run healthcare facilities that offer free medicines and tests expand in number, the monitoring systems too will need regular upgrading, which the ministry is ensuring.”

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