Aam Aadmi Clinics: Will mere change of title enhance well being providers?
Manmeet Singh Gill
Amritsar, January 25
With the Well being Division all set to open new Aam Aadmi Clinics within the district on January 27, a cross-section of society, together with well being staff, has accused the federal government of adjusting names of the already current well being centres. With the opening of extra Aam Aadmi Clinics, the variety of these centres would improve to 32 within the district of which 15 are within the city areas and relaxation in rural areas.
‘No new worker recruited’
These upcoming Aam Aadmi Clinics have been working as Neighborhood Well being Centres (CHC), City Well being Centres (UHC), Main Well being Centres (PHC) and dispensaries. Now their names have been modified and never even a single new worker has been recruited. Ashok Kumar, President, Punjab State Pharmacy Officers Affiliation
Ashok Kumar, president, Punjab State Pharmacy Officers Affiliation, mentioned, “These upcoming Aam Aadmi Clinics have been working as Neighborhood Well being Centres (CHC), City Well being Centres (UHC), Main Well being Centres (PHC) and dispensaries. Now their names have been modified and never even a single new worker has been recruited”. He mentioned merely altering the names wouldn’t enhance well being providers within the state.
The services which have been transformed into Aam Aadmi Clinics embrace 5 satellite tv for pc hospitals which have been named after the Panj Pyaras (5 beloved ones). These have been Bhai Dharam Singh Satellite tv for pc Hospital, Ranjit Avenue, Bhai Daya Singh Satellite tv for pc Hospital, Mustafabad, Bhai Mohkam Singh Satellite tv for pc Hospital, Saketri Bagh, Bhai Himmat Singh Satellite tv for pc Hospital, Kale Ghanupur and Bhai Sahib Singh Satellite tv for pc Hospital, Fatehpur. The names of those 5 hospitals have been modified to Aam Aadmi Clinics.
A distinguished chief of the staff and patron of pharmacy officers affiliation Shamsher Singh Kohri mentioned, “We fail to know why the federal government is altering the names of well being establishments that are named after nice spiritual personalities.” He mentioned that rural pharmacists have already expressed their displeasure with the federal government as now they’ve been requested to run these centres. “The agricultural pharmacists are being paid Rs 11,000 as month-to-month wage. Now as a substitute of doing something concrete for the staff who’re the spine of medical providers or upgrading infrastructure, all the federal government has carried out is to rename the present services and promote it as an achievement,” he mentioned.