Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 25: District health department of Dakshina Kannada has made all necessary preparations to begin Namma Clinics under the limits of local bodies of the city at 14 locations.
Excepting two, rest of the 12 clinics will begin functioning in rented buildings. Every clinic will have a medical officer, nurse, laboratory technician and Group D worker.
The clinics will operate at Duggaladka of Sullia, Banuur of Puttur, Kodimbala in Kadaba, Panemangaluru in Bantwal, Lingappaiah Kadu at Mulky, Gantalakatte in Moodabidri, Kerebailu at Ullal and seven locations in Mangaluru city corporation limits.
In Mangaluru, the clinics will operate at Kunjathbail north, Derebail north, Boloor, Hoige Bazaar, Sootarpete, Pacchanady and Meenakaliya.
Working hours of Namma Clinics will be from 9 am to 4.30 pm. It will be closed on Sunday and public holidays. All schemes under the Health Mission of the union government will be available in these centres.
Blood check up for Malaria and other diseases, care of child and mother will be available in these clinics. After examining in these centres, the patients will be referred to PHCs and government hospitals for further treatment, if needed. The staff will not visit individual houses. Not only BPL card holders, but anyone can avail this facility.
Applications are submitted to district health department for appointment of medical officers, nurses, laboratory technicians and group D workers. The appointment process will get over in another 15 days. First priority will be given to candidates who have rendered service during Covid-19 and those who had retired after March 31.
Dr Kishore Kumar, Health officer of DK, said, “All fundamental infrastructure is provided for Namma Clinics. Appointment of staff and doctos will get over within the next few days. The locations for the clinics have been chosen keeping in mind the concentration of migrating workers and colonies. All clinics will start functioning towards the end of October.”