The mobile dispensaries. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui
New Delhi, November 11
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today flagged off five mobile dispensaries for north-east Trans-Yamuna area. The dispensaries were launched by Jai Prakash Aggrawal, Member of Parliament. Costing Rs 30 lakh, the dispensaries have been procured through Aggrawal’s MP fund and will work in the areas of his constituency.The five dispensaries will provide medical facilities, including check-up and diagnosis, distribution of medicines and first-aid, to areas like Ghonda, Nehru Vihar, Mustaffabad, Sunder Nagri, Seemapuri, Dilshad Colony, New Seemapuri, Chouhan Banger, Subhash Mohilla and Gokulpuri.
The dispensaries will be manned by doctors and para-medical staff of the MCD who would go to different areas on rotation basis.
Jai Kishan Sharma, leader of Opposition in the MCD, said the dispensaries would prove to be a blessing for the people in the areas where medical facilities are largely absent.
“Even today there are many areas, particularly in the north-east Trans-Yamuna area where medical facilities are almost non-existent. People belonging to the weaker section of society face a lot of difficulties in getting proper treatment. The five dispensaries will fill-up a long-felt need of the deprived,” said Sharma.