Ludhiana, August 15:
Fulfilling a much awaited poll promise to provide free and quality health services to people of Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today dedicated an ‘Aam Aadmi Clinic’ near the Chand cinema in Ludhiana. A total of 75 such clinics were simultaneously inaugurated across the state, setting in motion the first step towards revolutionizing primary health care facilities in Punjab.
“On this historic day, the Aam Aadmi government has dedicated these clinics to people to ensure that they have access to quality Healthcare services, without paying a single penny” said the Chief Minister while dedicating the clinic.
The Chief Minister said that these clinics will be opened in every nook and corner of the state, adding, that in big villages two such clinics will be opened for the convenience of the people. He said that in the first phase 75 such Aam Aadmi clinics have been dedicated to people to mark the 75th Independence Day.
The Chief Minister said that every Aam Aadmi clinic will have a staff of 4-5 persons including a MBBS Doctor, lab technician, nurse to diagnose and treat the patients. Bhagwant Mann said that 41 packages with around 100 clinical tests will be offered to the people free of cost in these Aam Aadmi Clinics. He said that his government has fulfilled one of the major poll promises with setting up of these clinics both in urban and rural areas.
The Chief Minister envisioned that these clinics will be a stepping stone in revamping the healthcare system in Punjab. Bhagwant Mann expressed hope that 90% of patients will get treated from these clinics only thereby reducing the burden in hospitals. He said that only the serious patients with major ailments will be further referred to the hospitals.
The Chief Minister said that this revolutionary decision will rejuvenate the Healthcare system in state. He said that patients will have facility of online appointment in these Clinics. Bhagwant Mann said that these clinics will provide free medicines and primary diagnostic facilities.
The Chief Minister reiterated that the state government is according top priority to Health and education sectors. He said that the Government Civil Hospitals across the state will be spruced up in the coming days for imparting quality health services to people. Bhagwant Mann also said that around 2140 well qualified Doctors have applied for these posts.