The Delhi government on Tuesday announced that it will provide 450 types of medical tests free of cost at its hospitals and health centres from January 1.
The Delhi government has been providing 212 medical tests free of cost till now.
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These include haemoglobin test, stool routine, kidney function test, liver function test, lipid profile, blood glucose random test, etc.
In addition to this, some radiology tests have also been made available for free to Delhi residents across all income groups since 2017.
The free service includes MRIs, CT and PET scans, and ultrasounds.
On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal gave the nod to a health department proposal for making 238 more tests free of cost at hospitals and Mohalla Clinics.
The facility will be available to the people of Delhi.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the move will help those unable to afford private healthcare.
Kejriwal said that providing good quality health and education to all, irrespective of their economic status, is his government’s mission.
“Providing good quality health and education to all, irrespective of anyone’s economic status, is our mission. Healthcare has become very expensive. Many people cannot afford private healthcare. This step will help all such people,” he tweeted.
Providing good quality health and education to all, irrespective of anyone’s economic status, is our mission. Healthcare has become v expensive. Many people can’t afford pvt healthcare. This step will help all such people https://t.co/2B94b6YPCZ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 13, 2022
The AAP government launched Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics, also known as Mohalla Clinics, in 2015 as primary health care centres.
It has been one of the flagship programmes of the AAP government.
On average, one mohalla clinic handles 116 patients daily; together, 520 of these facilities have over 60,000 patients daily.
Last month, Arvind Kejriwal announced that 100 special mohalla clinics for women will be opened in the national capital. He added that an all-women staff will run these.
Children below 12 years and women will get free of cost treatment at these facilities, he said.
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