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Developed with an investment of Rs 1 crore, country’s first state of art clinic started operating outside Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) head office on MG Road in the city on Wednesday. The clinic, developed under the Smart City project, is equipped with advanced machines.

Patients at the clinic will be provided medicines and diagnosis facility at concessional rates upto 70 percent. The clinic has a dental centre and spectacle centre. Eye-test will be done free of cost. Using advanced machines, patients will be given the diagnosis report on the same day.

Following a ceremony, mayor Naveen Jain inaugurated the facility and dedicated the health centre to the people of Agra. He also got his eyes tested and ECG done at the clinic.

Highlighting his pre-poll promise of setting up ‘mohalla clinics’ in the city, mayor Naveen Jain said, “Around 136 tests will be conducted at the smart city health centre at a price 70 per cent less than the market rates. Pharmacy of the clinic will provide prescribed medicines to the patients at the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates.”

Additional municipal commissioner KB Singh said, “We have made the first smart health clinic of the country operational. It is equipped with robotic machines. Soon, nine such centres will be made operational in different parts of the city. Out of these four centres will start operating within this month. Experienced doctors will be appointed at all the centres. Initially, the centres will operate from 10am to 6pm,” he said.

According to the rate list of the central lab, haemoglobin test will be conducted for Rs 18, diabetes for Rs 24, electrocardiogram (ECG) for Rs 50, kidney function test (KFT) for Rs 225, liver function test (LFT) for Rs 225, lipid profile for Rs 200, vitamin B-12 for Rs 250, vitamin D for Rs 550 etc.

Vice-president of the Agra Smart City Limited (ASCL) Anand Menon said, “Under the smart city project, we are working to provide the best holistic health care services in the city at affordable prices. Apart from the low price diagnosis, citizens will be able to consult a doctor (general physician) at the health centre by paying a nominal fee of Rs 50. After eye test, we would provide spectacles starting at Rs 40. Two experienced dentists at the clinic will provide treatment to all types of dental problems.”

Besides the smart health clinic outside the AMC head office, the three other centres proposed to be made operational will be located at Hanuman temple crossing at Khandari, Central Park in Awas Vikas locality and Gada Para. The other centres will be set up at Arjun Nagar, Fatehabad road, Chatta locality, Trans-Yamuna, Kamla Nagar, Soron Katra and Freeganj.


Autor(en)/Author(s): Deepak Lavania

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 12.02.2020

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