Transforming healthcare in India is one of our Primary Objective, introduction of free health clinics in New Delhi, known as ‘Mohalla’ (community) clinics the Aam Aadmi party Leader Sanjay Singh inaugurates its first Mohalla Clinic in Kurla area of Mumbai on Sunday.
Taking forward the Legacy of World Acclaimed Mohalla Clinic’s of Delhi which even the State Administration of United States of America proposed to try Mohalla Clinic’s a Medical Mechanism in their own country looking at this successful formula by AAP Delhi Government in India,
Opening Mohalla clinic in Mumbai is considered to be a revolutionary step as it directly questions and exposes the corrupt practices of the incumbent government. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has opened the clinic on its own initiative, created a place for other Aam Aadmi to find relief from unendurable suffering.
Although it was the job of the government, which collects taxes, from this same Aam Aadmi to provide basic health delivery systems for him, crumbling Healthcare centres built in the 70’s and 80’s cannot bear the burden of an ever rising population of the city.
This is the second key aspect AAP sees in the Mumbai initiative – it is not restricted to providing relief for the few within its reach, but to demand FREE BASIC HEALTHCARE FOR ALL, AS A BASIC RIGHT!
The clinic is equipped with smart-tablets that collate data from several medical devices like ECG, pulse oximeter, glucometer, BP monitor, etc have cut down on manpower costs and have increased efficiency. The consultations are now paperless and completely digital, making the entire exercise environment friendly as well. All this at nearly 1/20th the cost of a fully fledged clinic. The medical details of every patient is available (on cloud) at the touch of a button.
The technology that made the instant diagnosis possible at Peeragarhi, a West Delhi district, was a medical device called the Swasthya Slate. This Rs 40000 worth machine is in the size of a cake tin, performs 33 common medical tests – including blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, blood haemoglobin, urine protein and glucose.
It also tests for diseases such as malaria, dengue, hepatitis, HIV, and typhoid. Each test only takes a minute or two, and the device uploads its data to a cloud-based medical-record management system that can be accessed by the patient.