Delhi government okays conversion of 94 dispensaries into polyclinics

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 July 2018, 08:44 PM
The health department's proposal to remodel the dispensaries into polyclinics was approved by the government during a cabinet meeting (Representational image: File photo)
The health department's proposal to remodel the dispensaries into polyclinics was approved by the government during a cabinet meeting (Representational image: File photo)

The Delhi government has decided to remodel 94 dispensaries into polyclinics in the national capital with an investment of Rs 168 crore, an official said on Tuesday.

The health department's proposal to remodel the dispensaries into polyclinics was approved by the government during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"The aim of the project is to reorganise healthcare facilities by remodelling the dispensaries into polyclinics, which will be attached to various Delhi government hospitals," Kejriwal said.

The polyclinics will function as outdoor specialised medical treatment centres of the hospitals. The centres will be headed by medical superintendents of hospitals with which the polyclinics will be attached, as in-charge.

The cabinet also approved a PWD proposal to sanction expenditure of Rs 303 crore for constructing a six-lane flyover at Shastri Park inter-section and a two-lane flyover at Seelampur, the official said.

The projects, earlier approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee, aim to create a signal-free corridor from UP border to Sarai Kale Khan-ISBT and will help reduce traffic jams at Shastri Park inter-section, the official added.

Earlier in April, PWD Engineer-in-Chief Rakesh Kumar Agrawal held a meeting with officials and discussed the execution of different projects. And, it was said that the PWD will undertake remodelling of 94 dispensaries of the Delhi government as polyclinics.

At present, around 30 polyclinics are operational in the national capital and the government has set a target of 150 such polyclinics. 

Dr Hedgewar Aarogya Sansthan, Daa Dev Maternity and Child Hospital and Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital are among the hospitals where expansion and remodelling worls will be undertaken, according to a PTI report.

First Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 08:28 PM
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