All the Chief District Medical Officers were asked to send their recommendations for appointment of doctors in these clinics and to ensure adequate stock of medicines.
While the Kejriwal government has delivered only 196 of the 1,000 mohalla clinics it promised, they have found favour with residents, finds Somrita Ghosh
Last January, DDA had rejected a request for land for 210 mohalla clinics, arguing that the Master Plan had no provision for them.
The mohalla clinic, which is Arvind Kejriwal’s flagship health programme, started in 2015, but has seen only 191 centres built against the projected 1,000.
The Delhi CM assured the Prime Minister that he will will examine whether the Centre's Ayushman Bharat programme can be integrated with the Delhi government's health scheme.
Sisodia said 25 polyclinics were in operation and 94 dispensaries were being remodelled to start polyclinics.
After the AAP came to power, in order to fill the gaps in services, there has been a paradigm shift in reorganising health care services.
A mohalla clinic is a neighbourhood facility for providing free primary healthcare to the city's residents closer home.