After Indian Railways converting ‘Rail coaches’ into the isolation wards it was the turn of buses. Since India has limited resources and crowding of hospitals and clinics is the last thing we want ‘Mobile Clinics’ is the idea. That is a clinic coming to you rather then you going to the clinic.
The state government of Haryana has taken this step. The state has decided to ‘state transport corporation’ buses into ‘Mobile clinics’. As of now, 15 buses of state transport corporations have been converted into mobile clinics in Rohtak. The focus of these mobile clinics would be initially on the rural areas.
11 of the 15 mobile clinics would be deployed for rural areas and the rest 4 are for urban areas. “We have made 15 mobile health teams of which 11 are for rural areas and 4 are for urban areas“, said Dr. Anil Birla, Civil Surgeon Haryana government.
The state of Haryana has so far reported 196 cases of COVID-19. While 51 have recovered 3 deaths have been reported so far. With national lockdown extended such mobile clinics would be essential in extending medical facilities to doorstep.