Chandigarh- In order to provide better and quality health services to the residents of the state, the government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has established 583 Aam Aadmi clinics in the state so far and 75 more new Aam Aadmi clinics will be established soon.
Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Anurag Verma said this in a press release issued today after a video conferencing meeting with all Deputy Commissioners to review the progress of Aam Aadmi Clinics.
He said that health is the priority subject of the state government and the government has started providing quality health services to the residents of the state in the form of ‘Aam Aadmi Clinic’. In today’s meeting, the Chief Secretary asked the Deputy Commissioners to complete the work of 75 Aam Aadmi clinics being constructed in the next 10 days.
Mr. Anurag Verma directed the Deputy Commissioners to personally visit 10 percent Aam Aadmi clinics in their district every month and SDMs to visit all the clinics in their respective sub-divisions. They seek feedback from patients on ground realities, availability of medicines and diagnostic services. Apart from this, to find out from the patients who have undergone treatment whether they are satisfied with the services or not. In this regard, they should send a report to the Chief Secretary and the Health Department.
The Chief Secretary said that 80 types of medicines and 41 lab tests are provided free of cost to patients in Aam Aadmi clinics. A medical officer, pharmacist, clinic assistant (multipurpose female worker) and helper cum sweeper are posted in each Aam Aadmi clinic.
Health and Family Welfare Principal Secretary VP Singh and Secretary Dr. Abhinav Trikha were also present in the meeting.
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