Public healthcare in Delhi bolstered with 400+ new Mohalla clinics move on land clearances and improved Operation Theater functionality of 90% over 190 OTs #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

CM takes review meeting on Mohalla Clinics, OTs and medical equipments

·       426-new sites for Mohalla Clinics finalised, 187 already functional

·       Sites for 300 School Clinics also identified, around 1000 primary health centres soon

·       90% OTs in hospitals fully functional, rest 10% to be very soon

·       Status of Medical Equipment reviewed; August 31 set as target to make all equipments functional

·       Numbers soaring in positive direction with CMs persistence & regular reviews

Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal took a review meeting on the status of Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics, Operation Theatres in Government Hospitals and Medical Equipments in the government hospitals on August 7 at the Delhi Secretariat. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Health Sh. Satyendar Jain.

Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics

The Chief Minister was apprised by the health department that the total number of functional Mohalla Clinics was 187. When the Chief Minister enquired about the status of the land for new Mohalla Clinics and the number, he was informed that 177 locations were already handed over by the land owning departments and another 249 are ready to be handed over any day.

The total number of lands cleared for Mohalla Clinics was informed to be 426 (177+249). The Chief Minister also sought the details of the identified sites which have not been cleared (Yet to be inspected jointly + those marked non-feasible). Once the joint inspection and the review of the non-feasible sites are done, the numbers of the new sites for Mohalla Clinics is likely to go up by a good number.

The work on these new Mohalla Clinics would be started soon. So once these Mohalla Clinics are ready the number of Mohalla Clinics in Delhi would go up to at least 613 (426 + 187). However, this number will go up as joint inspections and review of non-feasible sites are done.

The number of 613 Mohalla Clinics doesn’t include the School Clinics which are under pipeline and soon to come up. The government has identified around 300-sites for School Clinics.

Adding the number of 300-school clinics, the number of primary health centres in Delhi will go close to 1000-centres (Mohalla Clinics + School Clinics).

Operation Theatres in Government Hospitals

During the review meeting, the Chief Minister also took stock of the operation theatres in Delhi and their status. The Chief Minister was informed by the health department that there were a total of 190-Operation Theatres in Delhi Government hospitals.

The department submitted to the Chief Minister that out of the 190 operations theatres, 171 were fully functional. So, a total of 90% operation theatres are in fully functional state in the government hospitals in Delhi.

The Chief Minister sought the status of the other 19 operation theatres which were non-functional and how soon would they be functional. The Chief Minister was informed that there were small issues of PWD, manpower and equipments due to which they were non-functional. The Chief Minister asked the department to sit with PWD and solve the issues as soon as possible and report back on the progress once the operation theatre becomes operational. On the problem of manpower and equipment, the Principal Secretary (Health) to take immediate steps to do away with the problem so that 100% operation theatres become functional.

The Chief Minister has been personally pursuing and pushing the betterment of the operation theatres in the government hospitals. He has been taking reviews of the status of the OTs at regular intervals. The CM has been of the view of not only opening more operation theatres but also to make it sure that all of them are fully functional.

In the review meeting held in April 2018, the status submitted was a total number of 183 operation theatres, out of which 152 were reported to be fully operational and 31 were reported non-functional. A total of 83% operation theatres were functional.

Equipments in Government Hospital

Another area on which the Chief Minister has been emphasizing for long if the functioning and availability of medical equipments in government hospitals. During the meeting, he also reviewed the status of medical equipment and their functioning status in the 24-Delhi Government hospitals.

The health department presented the status of the equipments in all the hospitals in detail. The detailed report submitted said that more than 94% of the medical equipments required were fully functional in the Delhi Government hospitals.

The Chief Minister discussed the equipment details with individual hospital officials and took time-line from them. The Chief Minister has now asked all the hospitals to make 100% functional by 31 August 2018, barring some exception which can’t be done by 31 August due to logistical & other issues. He also lauded those hospitals who have already reached the 100% mark.

The Chief Minister his reviews earlier has said that money won’t be an issue for the healthcare of the people of Delhi and the concerned officials must ensure all equipments up and running.


Delhi Government pushes anti-substance abuse programs through capacity building of 3500 teachers #AAPatWork #DelhiGovernance




New Delhi: 08/08/2018

The Deputy Chief Minister, GNCTD, Shri Manish Sisodia  while inaugurating the “Capacity Building Programme on Substance Abuse”  organised by the SCERT at Thyagaraj sports Complex today,  said that each and every one is indulged in some kind of their own addictions like passion for dance, music, study, painting, social works, etc. He requested to the teachers that they should mould the directions of the students to such kind of creative and positive addictions.   He told mindfulness activities from happiness curriculum will also help the students to utilise their energy in creative and positive sense.

Ms. Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi High Court appreciated SCERT for taking these initiatives to orient and equip the teachers for such kind of skills so that they can work at the prevention level.

SCERT organized Capacity Building Programme on Substance Abuse ‘संवाद से संकल्पfor 3500 Government School teachers and officers of Directorate of Education, other local bodies of Delhi State. The aim of this programme is to create awareness among teachers regarding the Substance Abuse as its magnitude is increasing day by day. Substance Abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs which can further result in dependence syndrome to behavioural, cognitive and physiology aspects. Excessive use of these drugs resulted depicts harmful effects on day to day activities and sometimes it can also become fatal.

Sessions was started by Welcome Address from Director of Education, GNCTD in which he reveals the statistics of some surveys about the Substance Abuse.

During the programme sessions was taken by different Resource Persons from Delhi State Legal Service Authority, AIIMS, Directorate of Health Services, Psychologists and NGOs on different issues like the youth today, Window to the new world of drugs, Identification & management of substance use among school children, Intervention strategies for the Drug Abusers and Addicts & Role of School Health Scheme, Discussion on legal framework of Substance Abuse and importance of supporting children who have been able to come out of this menace.

SCERT also brought out a handbook on “Substance Abuse” which was released by Dy. Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia and Justice, Ms Mukta Gupta. The handbook was distributed to all Dignitaries, teachers and other stake holders. This handbook aims to fill the knowledge gap by providing information about the disorder of drug addictions including the many harmful consequences of drug use and basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat substance use disorders

Secretary of Education, GNCTD said that during the Juvenile Justice Court, School Health Schemes and our own observations reveals that few of our children are indulging in such type of activities. To overcome from these situations, Delhi Government has taken steps like appointment of Counsellors, Happiness Curriculum and development of clubs to channelize the energy of students in positive manner in schools. Today’s programme is also an initiative for developing the capacity of teachers in identifying such problems and also the way in which these children need to be tackle.

The students of B.Ed. presented wonderful Nukkad Natak on “Substance Abuse” which was liked by the audience.

Delhi Government pushes decentralized governance spending; increases MLA-LAD fund from Rs. 4 to Rs. 10 crore bolstering a legislator’s powers; ties into the larger plan of Mission Swaraj and Swaraj Bill #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

The cabinet approved the Urban Development department proposal for the enhancement of the limit from Rs four crore to Rs 10 crore pe financial year under the MLALAD scheme in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi :

In view of the diverse needs of the citizens of Delhi as articulated by their public representatives the cabinet approved the above proposal.

The condition of civic infrastructure in most of the residential colonies of Delhi is in a bad condition, which requires immediate augmentation and overhaul.

The basic rationale behind the MLALAD scheme is to address the miiediate pressing needs of the local area by executing the civic works in a time bound manner in the public interest.

The limit of Rs four crore for MLALAD was fixed in the year 2011-12 and remained the same despite the fact that the budget outlay of Delhi increased from Rs 27,000 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 50,000 crore in the current financial year.

The failure of the local bodies and DDA in maintenance and upkeep of the civic amenities and infrastructure in their respective areas is a well known fact, which could be tackled to some extent by increasing the quantum of funds and scope of work in the MLALAD scheme.

The cabinet has also approved the higher allocation of funds required to meet the demand for Rs 10 crore per constituency.

It has also been approved that fresh guidelines and procedures will be issued from time to time by the Urban Development Department for fresh works/schemes to be undertaken under the MLALAD scheme.

DJB Chairman @ArvindKejriwal renews scheme to regularize unauthorized water connections; approves sewerage projects that benefit citizens and Yamuna river cleaning #AAPatWork #DelhiGovernance

DJB approves scheme to  regularize unauthorized water connections

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) took several important decisions in its 140th Board meeting Chaired by the Chairman DJB & Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal.

In the most important decision taken by the board, it approved re-launch of the scheme to regularize unauthorized water connections. The scheme has been initiated for a period of three months.

There are a large number of unauthorized water connections in various parts of Delhi, especially in the unauthorized colonies. This not only causes revenue loss to the Board but such connections are also utilizing water which cannot be accounted for and also contribute to contamination. DJB has been consistently making efforts to reduce non-revenue water through various means

In spite of efforts made by DJB, large numbers of unauthorized water connections are still continuing in various unauthorized colonies. To overcome this problem the scheme is being re-launched.

Several other approvals were accorded by the board:

1.       Recovery of development charges from the consumers before sanction of New Water Connection for each dwelling unit separately when a consumer applies for a waste/sewer connection. In case the property is occupied by a single owner, the recovery of infrastructure charges is again from the single owner.

2.       The deadline for penalty on Rain Water Harvesting on consumers of Dwarka Sub-city extended for two months from the date July 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018.

3.       Providing and laying 250 mm to 1400 mm nominal dia internal and Peripheral Sewer lines in Begumpur group of unauthorised colonies. The Begumpur group of Unauthorised Colonies comprising Jain Nagar colony Extn, Utsav Vihar A3 Karala Delhi, Rajiv Nagar Extn, Dheeraj Vihar, Krishna Block, Tirathankar Nagar Jain Colony, She Singh Enclave, Karala Delhi 81, Karala, Sukhveer Nagar, Karala Dehi 81, Jain Nagar Karala Delhi 81, in Mundka constituency and Rajiv Nagar Ph-2, Begum Pur Extn Rajiv Nagar, Rajni vihar Begum Pur Extn, Rajiv Nagar Extn, Naveen Vihar, Begum Pur Extn Begum Pur Vihar Block A,B,C,D,E, Rajiv Nagar Begum Pur Ph-3 in Bawana Assembly Constituency. The sewage generated from these colonies will be connected into the existing Rohini Sector- 23 WWPS, which will further be connected into the existing Rohini WWTP. The Scheme will benefit a population of about 2.45 Lacs.

4.       Rehabilitation of Yamuna Vihar Waste Water Treatment Plant where 17 MGD Sewage is being received at Yamuna Vihar STPs against the operational capacity of 35 MGD. But after the completion of interceptor sewer, additional 31.8 MGD waste water will be received and accordingly plant requires capacity additional. The total cost of the project is 90.00 crores including 11 yrs operations and maintenance cost.

5.       Construction of 37.10 ML Capacity Master Balancing Reservoir (<BR)/ BPS at Palla. Sources of water for this Master Balancing Reservoir will be Ranney wells and tube wells installed in the Yamuna flood plain region of Palla. The estimated cost of the project will be Rs. 51,02,54,881/- along with 10 years operation and maintenance.

6.       Approval for providing, laying and joining 700/ 600/ 450/ 400 mm dia peripheral main for U/A colonies (Qutab Vihar Phase-I & II Goyala Vihar Pankaj Garden Goyala Khurd) under Matiyala Constituency was given by the Board. The work will benefit 1.10 Lac residents of the area.

7.       Board accorded approval to the work of providing and laying sewer lines in Sainik Nagar Group of Colonies in Matiyala Constituency. This will improve the environmental, social and unhygienic conditions of the area as well as pollution in river by trapping untreated sewer currently flowing in to the drains and ultimately into the River Yamuna. The group of colonies that have been identified in this scheme are Sainik Nagar, Mansa Ram Park E&D Block, Matiyala Extn., Mansa Ram Park A, B  Block, Om Vihar Extn. E and E1, F Block, Nanhe Park, D 1 Block Matiyala, Jain Park.

8.       Providing and laying of internal and peripheral sewer lines in Kamruddin Nagar Group of Colonies falling under Nilothi Waste Water Treatment Plant catchment area in Delhi was accorded approval by the Board. These U/A colonies are situated on Rohtak Road and NG Road falling under Mundka Assembly Constituency in North West Delhi. Sewage of these colonies at present is being discharged into River Yamuna through various Drains. Environment conditions of these U/A colonies had been deteriorating because of non-existence of sewerage system. The completion of the work will up bring the conditions of the area as well as help in abetment of pollution from the River Body.

9.       The Board accorded approval for the work of Rehabilitation of peripheral sewer of dia 450 to 900 mm by CIPP structural lining method in R.K. Puram, Greater Kailash 1, Nehru Place, Maharani Bagh and adjoining areas in South, South-West Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs. 49 crores.