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breaking news Karnataka government to launch 114 “Namma clinics” on December 14

The Karnataka government will launch 114 “Namma Clinics” on December 14, aimed at providing primary health care services to vulnerable sections, especially slum dwellers, day laborers and other economically weaker sections of society.

Twelve types of health services will be available at the center, and each clinic will consist of a doctor, a nurse, a laboratory technician and a group D employee. at a total cost of Rs 150 crore, and most clinics will start working in government buildings.

“Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate Namma Clinics on December 14. In the initial phase, 114 clinics will be launched simultaneously across the state… It is a matter of pride that for the first time in history, more than 100 clinics are open”. inaugurated simultaneously. It will be an all-time high,” Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

He said the government is working to operationalize all 438 Namma clinics across the state as soon as it was announced earlier and all others will be operational by January 2023.

A total of 243 Namma clinics will be operating in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) area, and work is underway to make them functional for public service by the second week of January, he said, adding that at least 150 clinics will surely be available for public service.

Each Namma clinic will serve a population of 10,000 to 20,000 people.

The 12 types of services include pregnancy, postnatal care, neonatal care, child and adolescent care, universal immunization services, family welfare, contraceptives, infectious disease management, care for common and minor ailments, diabetes, blood pressure management, chronic diseases, oral conditions, etc. .

Free referrals will also be given to other hospitals for conditions requiring tertiary care such as breast and uterine cancer, eye examination, among others, Sudhakar said.

Elder care, emergency medical services, checkups and medications will be completely free. Fourteen lab tests, teleconsultation services and wellness activities will also be available free of charge at Namma clinics, he added.

Already 300 doctors have been appointed and there is a shortage of doctors in some places.

The Minister said that alternative arrangements have been made in these places and that 80 to 100 compulsory rural duty doctors will be appointed in these places.


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