The state government on Friday set up 17 Basti Dawakhanas (Mohalla Clinics) in the city.

Services provided at these Mohalla Clinics will be free of cost, with no charges even for medicines. The clinics are mostly located in slums and are outpatient clinics. Medicines available here will be primary medicines.

Taking a cue from Mohalla clinics in Delhi, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) along with Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare, Telangana, started the services in the city.
While municipal administration and urban development (MAUD) minster KT Rama Rao inaugurated the Mohalla clinic in BJR Nagar in Malkajgiri, health minister Dr C Laxma Reddy and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party chief Asaduddin Owaisi inaugurated clinics located in Hashamabad, Falaknuma, and Gaddiannaram Basthi in Malakpet.

“The government is planning to set up 1,000 more such clinics,” said Rama Rao. He said

eye screening tests are an important health care initiative and every citizen will be screened and treated accordingly.Besides the 17 that became functional, another 40 will be operational within in a month confirmed GHMC officials. Each clinic will have a doctor, staff nurse and an assistant.

The aim of setting up these clinics is to provide basic clinical outpatient services and build referral linkage between the Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHC’s) and other major health facilities.

\Services provided in these clinics will include OPD (consultation), basic lab diagnosis, drug or contraceptive dispensing, treatment of acute simple illness, immunization services, family planning, counselling and contraception services. Screening for anaemia, non-communicable disease such as blood pressure, blood sugar will also be taken care of at these clinics apart from cancer health promotion activities.

1 Comments For This Post.
Shafi Ahmed Says:
Good initiative - should increase the clinics and try to be make as it is done by Kejriwal in Delhi. Long Live KTR

Comment posted on April 08 2018
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