Punjab Express Bureau
Chandigarh, September 18
The flagship program of Punjab Government, Aam Aadmi Clinics have garnered enormous response across the state with a cumulative patient footfall of 1.82 lakh till date. SAS Nagar has secured first spot among districts to provide health care facilities to maximum number of patients.
According to the data available here, total 25990 patients have got treatment and 2811 lab tests have been done till date in SAS Nagar, whereas Ludhiana district have attained second spot among 23 districts with 21384 patients and 2343 clinical tests, while District Bathinda gained third position with response from 16889 patients and 2243 clinical tests. In addition to this, cumulative footfall of patients have touched 1,82,325 from August 15 to September 17, 2022 with total 23402 clinical tests across the state.
Pleased with this overwhelming response and patting the back of the doctors and officials, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Chetan Singh Jouramajra informed that 75 such clinics have embarked on Independence Day, while 25 more clinics have started their operations later, which have been provided health care facilities to more than seven thousand patients per day now. “As per our commitment with the people to set up a network of such clinics to provide quality healthcare services free of cost, we have dedicated 100 clinics (65 in Urban and 35 in Rural Areas) to the people till date”, said the Health Minister.
The Cabinet Minister said that soon such clinics will be set up in every nook and corner of the state. He added that this revolutionary initiative is rejuvenating the entire healthcare system in the state. Mr. Chetan Singh Jouramajra said that patients can avail the medical services by stepping into the clinics or can avail facility of online appointment. He added that rather the people are getting quality healthcare services free of cost that too at places near their homes. He said that all the successive governments have hitherto paid no attention towards providing healthcare services to people due to which the common man had to suffer a lot.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jouramajra said that this humble step of the Aam Aadmi government is revolutionizing the healthcare sector. He said that people have been availed 75 Drugs and 41 diagnostic tests at free of cost through these clinics. He expressed hope that 90% of patients are getting treatment facilities from these clinics only thereby reducing the burden in hospitals. Mr. Jouramajra further said that only the serious patients with major ailments will be further referred to the big hospitals.