News Karnataka
Sunday, February 05 2023

Bengaluru: Namma Clinics to be launched by mid-December

Photo Credit : IANS

Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Special Commissioner (Health) Dr. K. V. Thrilok Chandra informed that the Namma Clinics, the health and wellness centres approved by the State Government in 2022, are expected to be launched in two phases in mid-December. He held a meeting on Monday to discuss the progress of Bengaluru’s Namma Clinics’ preparedness.

The first phase will see the launch of 108 clinics, while the second phase will see the launch of the remaining 153 clinics. Each clinic requires a capital investment of around Rs. 3 lakh. For establishing the clinics, the entire capital investment, excluding recurring expenses for salaries, is around Rs 7.3 Crore.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) Chief Health Officer Dr. AS Balasundar informed that the recruitment of staff nurses, lab technicians, doctors, and Group D employees for all 243 Namna Clinics as well as the civil work for the clinics have been completed. He claimed that while 150 clinics had been established in government buildings, the remaining ones had been set up in rented buildings. Several concerns regarding the poor clinics have been brought up by residents recently. Dr. Balasundar addressed the situation and emphasised that Namma Clinics were meant to be sub-centre level health clinics offering basic primary care.

“The clinics offer primary care or counselling for diseases like diabetes, mental illness, hypertension, and other communicable or non-communicable diseases,” he added.

He further mentioned that the BBMP is aware of the deadlines and is awaiting the order from the Health Department to launch the initiative in Bengaluru.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rohan City Corp
Rohan City Corp

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp