DELHI:EROS TIMES: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a review meeting on the status of Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics, Operation theaters in Government Hospitals and Medical Equipment’s in the government hospitals on August 7 at the Delhi Secretariat. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Health Sh. Satyendar Jain.
Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics
The Chief Minister was apprised by the health department that the total number of functional Mohalla Clinics was 187. When the Chief Minister required about the status of the land for new Mohalla Clinics and the number, he was informed that 177 locations were already handed over by the land owning departments and another 249 are ready to be handed over any day.
The total number of lands cleared for Mohalla Clinics was informed to be 426 (177+249). The Chief Minister also sought the details of the identified sites which have not been cleared (Yet to be inspected jointly + those marked non-feasible). Once the joint inspection and the review of the non-feasible sites are done, the numbers of the new sites for Mohalla Clinics is likely to go up by a good number.
The work on these new Mohalla Clinics would be started soon. So once these Mohalla Clinics are ready the number of Mohalla Clinics in Delhi would go up to at least 613 (426 + 187). However, this number will go up as joint inspections and review of non-feasible sites are done.
The number of 613 Mohalla Clinics doesn’t include the School Clinics which are under pipeline and soon to come up. The government has identified around 300-sites for School Clinics.
Adding the number of 300-school clinics, the number of primary health centres in Delhi will go close to 1000-centres (Mohalla Clinics + School Clinics).
Operation Theaters in Government Hospitals
During the review meeting, the Chief Minister also took stock of the operation theaters in Delhi and their status. The Chief Minister was informed by the health department that there were a total of 190-Operation Theaters in Delhi Government hospitals.
The department submitted to the Chief Minister that out of the 190 operations theatres, 171 were fully functional. So, a total of 90% operation theatres are in fully functional state in the government hospitals in Delhi.
The Chief Minister sought the status of the other 19 operation theatres which were non-functional and how soon would they be functional. The Chief Minister was informed that there were small issues of PWD, manpower and equipments due to which they were non-functional. The Chief Minister asked the department to sit with PWD and solve the issues as soon as possible and report back on the progress once the operation theatre becomes operational. On the problem of manpower and equipment, the Principal Secretary (Health) to take immediate steps to do away with the problem so that 100% operation theatres become functional.
The Chief Minister has been personally pursuing and pushing the betterment of the operation theatres in the government hospitals. He has been taking reviews of the status of the OTs at regular intervals. The CM has been of the view of not only opening more operation theatres but also to make it sure that all of them are fully functional.
In the review meeting held in April 2018, the status submitted was a total number of 183 operation theatres, out of which 152 were reported to be fully operational and 31 were reported non-functional. A total of 83% operation theatres were functional.
Equipment’s in Government Hospital
Another area on which the Chief Minister has been emphasizing for long if the functioning and availability of medical equipment’s in government hospitals. During the meeting, he also reviewed the status of medical equipment and their functioning status in the 24-Delhi Government hospitals.
The health department presented the status of the equipments in all the hospitals in detail. The detailed report submitted said that more than 94% of the medical equipments required were fully functional in the Delhi Government hospitals.
The Chief Minister discussed the equipment details with individual hospital officials and took time-line from them. The Chief Minister has now asked all the hospitals to make 100% functional by 31 August 2018, barring some exception which can’t be done by 31 August due to logistical & other issues. He also lauded those hospitals who have already reached the 100% mark.
The Chief Minister his reviews earlier has said that money won’t be an issue for the healthcare of the people of Delhi and the concerned officials must ensure all equipment’s up and running.