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Delhi govt to set up panels to monitor health schemes

New Delhi:  The Delhi government has decided to set up committees to monitor the implementation of health  schemes in the national capital, especially Mission  Indradhanush, which was launched by the Union Health Ministry to immunise

PTI [ Updated: July 12, 2015 12:47 IST ]
delhi govt to set up panels to monitor health schemes
delhi govt to set up panels to monitor health schemes

New Delhi:  The Delhi government has decided to set up committees to monitor the implementation of health  schemes in the national capital, especially Mission  Indradhanush, which was launched by the Union Health Ministry to immunise children against vaccine-preventable diseases. 

"Members of these Committees will monitor the implementation of various ongoing health programes and schemes of the State and Central government. 

"Also, the recently launched programme Mission Indradhanush, which is aimed at immunizing children against seven vaccine-preventable diseases will be thoroughly monitored," said a senior Health department official. 

According to sources in the Delhi government's Health department, the panels are likely  to be constituted by next week and MLAs could head them. 

Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital and a plot in Chattarpur are the potential sites where the offices of these regional committees will be set up. 

"The aim is also to ensure that the benefits of the schemes reach the people," the official said. 

These committees will also play an important role in monitoring and reviewing the health care provided at "mohalla clinics" once they are set up. 

In the next fiscal, the Delhi government plans to set up 500 mohalla clinics where patients can consult doctors for common ailments. 

The head of these committees will submit weekly reports to the health department. 

The heads of these panels will also visit the primary health centres and dispensaries and submit reports to the government and make suggestions for improvement. They will also review the condition in various wards and operation theaters. 

The government had also announced setting up 28 'Rogi Kalyan Samitis' where attempts would be made to address everyday problems faced by patients.

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