The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 15
During the last four months, more than 5 lakh people have visited Aam Aadmi Clinics, a unique initiative launched by the Bhagwant Mann government in the field of health care. Revealing this, Punjab Health Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra said that the Aam Aadmi Clinics across the state have received overwhelming response from the common people and the number of patients visiting the clinics daily has exceeded eight thousand.
Jauramajra said that easy access to health services at the Aam Aadmi clinics has been encouraging the people of every nook and corner of the state to visit these centers. He said that so far 5,35,487 people have undergone health treatment at these clinics, while 69,870 people have undergone various 80406 patients have been treated and 11045 laboratory tests have been done in SAS Nagar till 14 November, while district Ludhiana remained second with the treatment of 65861 patients and 5603 clinical tests. Similarly, district Bathinda bagged the third position with 44223 patients and 5922 clinical tests.
The Health Minister said that as per Punjab Government’s commitment to the people to establish a network of such clinics to ensure free quality health services, 100 clinics (65 in urban areas and 35 in rural areas) have been dedicated to the people so far. He said that soon more such clinics would be established across the state.
Jauramajra further said that this initiative of the Aam Aadmi Party government has brought a revolution in the healthcare sector. He said that 90 percent of the patients were getting treatment facilities through these clinics, which has reduced the number of general OPD patients in government hospitals. 98 types of medicines and 41 different diagnostic tests were being provided free of cost to the people through these clinics, he added.