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Expand Healthcare Infrastructure
We will create 900 new Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and 30,000 more beds in Delhi hospitals, out of which 4,000 will be in maternity wards. We will ensure that Delhi conforms to the international norm of five beds for every 1000 people.
Project Updates

The Delhi cabinet, in its meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took the following important decision : Mohalla Clinics : The Cabinet approved the Health Department’s proposal to set-up more Mohalla Clinics in Delhi. The Chief Minister directed the Health Minister to convene a meeting of all other ministers for identification of land available with departments of Delhi government where new Mohalla Clinics can be set-up without any difficulty.

CM inaugurates first ever Mohalla Clinics for the homeless in Delhi Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Friday inaugurated Mohalla Clinics at Dandi Park and Sarai Kale Khan, which will primarily cater to the homeless people. At Dandi Park, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) is running five Shelters for the homeless, with a total capacity of 750 people. For them, the dedicated Mohalla Clinic has been set-up, which will provide free medicines and free medical check-ups. Similarly, another Mohalla Clinic has been set-up at Sarai Kale Khan, where the DUSIB is running five Shelters having capacity of 600 people. This Mohalla Clinic will also primarily cater to the needs of homeless people, giving them free medical facilities which include medical tests and medicines also. Mohalla Clinics in Shelters is a first of its kind initiative taken by the Delhi government.

A major expansion of the hospital system is being planned by the Delhi government. For five new hospital projects at Siraspur, Madipur, Nangloi, Karawal Nagar & Vikaspuri, design work is in progress and the work will be started within the next six months.The bed capacity of Dwarka hospital is to be increased from 700 to 1500. Ambedkar Nagar hospital project bed capacity is also to be increased from 250 to 600 beds. The Burari Hospital project bed capacity is to be quadrupled from 200 to 800 beds.

Remodeling of existing hospitals has been planned by the Delhi government. Consultants have been appointed and planning work on around 12 hospitals is in progress. This includes construction of additional MCH semi-permanent blocks in 4 existing hospitals (Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Rao Tula Ram Hospital, Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital and Bharat Ratan Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital). The work is expected to start around May 2016.

Delhi government proposes to set-up a three tier public health care system in the capital of which the primary centres will be called the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics. A scheme for construction of 1000 Mohalla Clinics has been approved and tenders have been issued. Work on them is to be completed by December 2016, with a large number of clinics expected to be set up by July-August 2016. The first mohalla clinic (at Punjabi Punarwas Basti, Peera Garhi relief camp) is already operational and is seeing around 200 patients per day. Two more clinics at Burari and Mandawali are expected to be operational soon.

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The Delhi government is envisaging a three-tier healthcare structure consisting of mohalla clinics, polyclinics, and government hospitals. Two Aam Aadmi Poly Clinics (at Kanti Nagar and Kalyanvas) have already been inaugurated, with the Kanti Nagar clinic reporting a footfall of about 1000 patients per day. Twenty-two other polyclinics are operational on a trial basis. Each clinic is designed to have the following specialities: OPD in medicine, surgery, gynae, paediatrics, orthopaedics, eye, ENT. The clinics will have infrastructure for X-ray, ultrasound and ECG and will also have day care observation beds.

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During the 2015 H1N1 flu season in Delhi, the government took several steps to manage the epidemic, including (1) Private labs were asked to charge not more than Rs 4,500 for swine flu testing ; three government hospitals provided free testing facilities (2) An expert committee group was set up the the state government which monitored the real-time preparedness of hospitals at a district-by-district level (3) Public awareness was increased through communication by hoardings, radio, newspaper advertisements (4) The Drugs Controller of the GNCTD ensured in meetings with chemists' associations that there would be no shortage of Oseltamivir in Delhi.

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The Delhi government's Health Department is planning to outsource maintenance and management of equipment in its facilities. In connection with this, an RFP for maintenance of hospital equipment has been floated and a pre-bid meeting has been conducted.

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The Delhi government has invited Expressions of Interest for the key Integrated Electronic Health Management System. The system will connect 36 Delhi hospitals with over 10,000 beds, 260 dispensaries, and 45 mobile health clinics. The RFP document for the Integrated Electronic Health Management System was being finalized in February 2016 and is expected to be operational by 2017.

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