Gujarat: Slum areas set to get Deendayal Clinics soon

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |

December 21, 2020 2:25:56 am

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Sunday declared the launch of Deendayal Clinics in slum pockets of city and semi-urban areas of the state. Declared within the present yr’s funds, the scheme was put in abeyance for greater than six months owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Patel visited Ramdev Pir no Tekro in Vadaj space of Ahmedabad metropolis — one of many largest slums of Gujarat with a inhabitants of greater than 30,000 — the place greater than 5 such clinics could be set up, together with senior officers of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and native elected representatives.

Patel mentioned that directions have been given to all of the municipal firms to establish pockets the place such clinics may be began. The scheme was declared within the state funds of 2020-21, with a provision of Rs 80 crore.

An announcement within the funds speech of Patel, who additionally holds the well being portfolio, mentioned that to improve the scope of Urban Health Centres, “I announce the scheme of starting one Urban Health Centre each for a population of 10,000. Various health care services will be provided at this centre through an MBBS or AYUSH doctor.”

Addressing media individuals after his go to to Ramadev Pir no Tekro, Patel mentioned, “We could not start it then because the entire health machinery was busy in dealing with Covid-19. But now with Covid-19 infection going down, we have decided to start it,” Patel added.

“Such clinics will be set up in slum pockets of municipal corporations and municipalities with more than 1 lakh population. We have instructed the municipal commissioners to identify the areas in their respective cities where such clinics can be set up while giving priority to densely populated areas,” Patel added.

Patel mentioned that there are various slums the place ambulance or rickshaws can not enter. People from such areas keep away from visiting a physician through the preliminary part of an sickness. They would go to a personal physician or a authorities clinic solely after the sickness worsens. These clinics are an try to present well being facility to such folks at their doorstep, he added.

Patel mentioned that the state authorities realised the optimistic outcomes of offering well being providers at folks’s doorstep whereas working Dhanvantari Raths through the Covid-19 pandemic.

An official launch acknowledged that these clinics might be began on the constructing of a major college, an anganwadi heart or a quickly constructed place. An MBBS or AYUSH physician will maintain an OPD in these areas between 4 pm and 9 pm day-after-day. These medical doctors might be free to proceed their personal apply through the remaining hours. Those with critical sicknesses might be referred for specialty or tremendous specialty therapy below MAA Yojana, Maa Vatsalya Yojana and Pradhanma-ntri Jan Arogya Yojana, it added.

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