Ludhiana district identifies 14 sites for mohalla clinics: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Manav Mander

Ludhiana, May 11

The newly formed Aam Aadmi Party government in the state plans to set up mohalla clinics on Delhi lines and 16,000 clinics will be set up across the state.

The Punjab Department of Health and Family Welfare had asked civilian surgeons to identify areas where these clinics would be set up. The information was to be shared by May 1 and Ludhiana District identified 14 sites, one in each ward, and shared the information with the department.

Civil surgeon SP Singh said he identified the sites and sent the information. All the buildings that were selected were government owned and not leased. In eight constituencies buildings had not been selected, land was available in these areas.

In Khanna, the place identified is at Bhagat Puran Samarak Rajewal, Dakha, Bhundri Village, Raikot, Rotary Hospital, Gill Ward, Sanghowal, Jagraon, Sewa Kendra Purani Dana Mandi, Payal, Dhamot village, Sanhewal, Kohara, Samrala, Hedon Bet, Atam Nagar, Mohalla Ram Nagar-Ramgarhia Sewa Society Hospital, Ludhiana North, Ward No. 90 Kundanpuri, Ludhiana West, at Gopal Nagar, Ludhiana East, Star City Colony inside the park on Tibba Road, Ludhiana South, Bapu Market and Ludhiana Central, Islam Ganj.

The establishment of mohalla clinics was one of the promises made by the government during the recent elections. It is a primary healthcare facility which the AAP government first introduced in 2015 in Delhi. It provides free primary health care services, medicines and diagnostic facilities.

A resident of the city, Harish Kumar, said the announcement of the establishment of mohalla clinics in the state is a welcome step.

“This will help provide basic medical facilities to the undeserved population. We hope the clinics will be set up soon,” he said.

A welcome step, says a resident

The establishment of mohalla clinics was one of the promises made by the government during the recent elections. A resident of the city, Harish Kumar, said the announcement of the establishment of mohalla clinics is a welcome step. “This will help provide basic medical facilities to the undeserved population. We hope the clinics will be set up soon,” he said.