Aam Aadmi clinics will be cornerstone of health system overhaul in Punjab: CM Bhagwant Mann : The Tribune India

SAS Nagar (Mohali), July 23

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann paid a surprise visit on Saturday to check on the progress of the Aam Aadmi Clinic coming here to Phase 5.

During the inspection, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar and senior state government officials, reviewed the ongoing work in the clinic. Expressing his satisfaction on the ongoing work, Bhagwant Mann asked the officers to ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated time.

Interacting with the media on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that in the first phase, 75 of these Aam Aadmi clinics will be dedicated to people on the 75th Independence Day on August 15 to provide the best health services free of charge. to the inhabitants of the state. He said each Aam Aadmi clinic will have a staff of 4-5 people including an MBBS doctor, pharmacist, nurse and others to diagnose and treat patients.

Mann said 41 packages with around 100 clinical tests will be offered free of charge to people at these Aam Aadmi clinics.

The Chief Minister said his government would fulfill one of the main promises of the poll with the establishment of these clinics in both urban and rural areas. He envisioned that these clinics would be the cornerstone of the overhaul of the healthcare system in Punjab. Bhagwant Mann expressed the hope that 90% of patients will be treated at these clinics, thereby reducing the burden on hospitals.

The Chief Minister said that this groundbreaking decision will rejuvenate the state’s healthcare system by providing quality healthcare services to the people. He said all 75 Aam Aadmi clinics are adopting the uniform model with basic interior elements including doctor’s room, reception and waiting area, pharmacy, and separate toilets for staff and patients. visiting. Bhagwant Mann said the online appointment service for patients will also be available at these clinics.

The Chief Minister said that these clinics will provide free medicines and diagnostic facilities to the people. He said only serious patients with serious illnesses will then be referred to hospitals. Bhagwant Mann also said that the process of hiring doctors/paramedics is already underway and so far about 2140 well-qualified doctors have applied for these positions.

The Chief Minister reiterated that the state government gives top priority to the health and education sectors. He said government civilian hospitals across the state will be renovated in the coming days to provide quality healthcare services to the people. Similarly, Bhagwant Mann also said that 16 new medical colleges will also be established in the state in the next five years.

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