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Namma clinics will provide free healthcare services to the poor, 108 Namma clinics launched within BBMP limits on the same day

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Bengaluru: Namma Clinics will integrate all healthcare services under one roof and will be a go-to place for all healthcare needs of poor, underprivileged and middle class citizens, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

CM Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday inaugurated 108 Namma Clinics in a function held at Mahalakshmi Layout in Bengaluru.

Speaking at the function, health minister Dr Sudhakar said CM Bommai has given top priority to healthcare and I thank CM for his impetus to enhance healthcare infrastructure in the state. A total of 243 Namma Clinics are being setup in Bengaluru out of which 108 clinics are inagurated today in the first phase. Remaining clinics will also be open for public service in the next two weeks, said Dr Sudhakar.

Namma Clinics wil immensely help urban poor, labourers, daily wage workers, slum dwellers with its comprehensive primary care which includes promotive, preventive and curative aspects. At present there is one urban PHC catering to 50,000-60,000 population. With Namma Clinics being launched, we will have one clinic for every 15,000 to 20,000 population. We will also soon start special and dedicated clinics for women called ‘Ayushmati Clinics’, minister said.

Namma Clinics will significantly enhance the quality and access of primary healthcare. About 12 different services will be available including antenatal and postnatal care, prevention of NCD, communicable diseases management, immunization etc. Today CM has also inaugurated 30-bed referral hospital in Mahalakshmi Layout besides four schools and a park, said minister.

Health in your ward

We will have one Namma Clinic in every ward which means ‘health in your Ward’ for all Bengalureans. CM Bommai has always given thrust to public healthcare and we are on a mission to make children free from vision and hearing disabilities. We have already treated 500 blind and deaf children. More than 30,000 people are availing dialysis treatment in the state. More than 33 lakh people have availed free treatment in the last one year and govt has spent more than ₹1,500 crore on the treatment, minister said.

Namma Clinics will usher a public health revolution in our state*. I urge everyone to visit Namma Clinic atleast once in a year and get checked for onset of any metabolic disorders. Early diagnosis of diabetes and hypertension can prevent major ailments or minimise fatal complications that may occur in the future, said Dr Sudhakar.

 

Brand Bengaluru is Govt’s priority

Our govt is committed to protect and enhance the Brand Bengaluru. Our govt under the leadership of CM Bommai has undertaken several initiatives to improve infrastructure and standard of living of citizens and make Namma Bengaluru more beautiful, said Dr Sudhakar.

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