Delhi govt hikes health budget; plans 'mohalla clinics', 10K new beds at hospitals - Feedback

Delhi government today said it will add 10,000 new beds at the hospitals run by it and also open 1,000 ‘mohalla clinics’ as it earmarked Rs 5,259 crore for the health sector in its 2016-17 budget, a hike of close to 10 per cent over the allocation last fiscal.

Presenting the budget in the Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the public health sector will continue to be the focus of developmental work undertaken by the AAP government in the coming financial year. He said there is a jump of 9.86 per cent in the 2016-17 health budget over last year’s allocation of Rs 4,787 crore. Talking about its “three-tier public health roadmap”, he said the government is processing tenders for setting up 1,000 ‘mohalla clinics’ by the end of this year which will form the first tier of its public health system.

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