Delhi govt to boost health services

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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) As a part of its drive to give a fillip to health services in the capital, the Delhi government has opened 19 new health centers in the last two years and improved the condition of 12 others.

It had also shifted five health centers from private buildings to newly-build buildings across the city, even as 66 health centers were running in rented buildings.

Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri said this after inaugurating two health centres in Dindarpur and Malikpur villages today.

In the future, the government would open three new health centers in Dwarka subcity's sector-10, 14 and 17 in South West Delhi.

A proposal to set up new buildings at Kondli (Mayur Vihar Phase-3), Saket, Hiran Kudna, Tikri Kalan, Janakpuri, Madanpur Khadar, Molarband (Gautampuri), Gali Guliyan, Jama Masjid and Rajnagar was being processed.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shastri said the 11-room health center of Dindarpur would extend health services to about 25,000 people of the area whereas the eight-room health center of Malikpur would benefit around 15,000 people.

He informed that after these health centers the number of health centers in the capital would reach to 182, out of which 25 health centers were in the South West district.

Outer Delhi MP Sajjan Kumar, Najafgarh MLA Ranvir Singh Kharab, local councillors and senior health department officials were also present on the occasion.

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