Bengaluru: Minister for Transport H.M. Revanna inaugurated Indira transit clinics at Kempegowda Bus Station at Majestic and Yeshwantpur Traffic and Transit Management Centre on Saturday.
It will serve transit commuters, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) staff, and others as well at no cost.
Each clinic will have a full-time doctor, nurse, lab technician and pharmacist. Facilities at the clinic include a single bed, oxygen cylinder and a wheelchair.
The medical centres will also administer first-aid in case of injuries and conduct sugar, BP and thyroid tests free of cost. The clinic will function from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days, except Sundays when it will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More such medical transit centres, set up in collaboration with the Union and State governments and BBMP, will be opened at other bus stations in the coming days, Kumar said.
The inauguration was attended by Health Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, Gandhinagar MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao, and BMTC officials.
Another 50 new buses have been added to the existing fleet of BMTC. The buses are part of the larger order of 1,385 buses bagged by the company earlier this year.