The Chief Ministerof Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, have inaugurated the Amma mini COVID-19 clinics. 2000 clinics has been launched across the state.
The state of Tamil Nadu is the fourth worst-affected state in India. with Around eight lakh people have contracted with the disease January 2020.
These Amma Clinics have been named after late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The clinics would contain a doctor, a nurse, and an assistant. Clinics will help in public consultation and basic investigation. It is expected that, around 100 patients will visit these clinics per day.
These facilities will strengthen the robust health care system of Tamil Nadu.
Efforts made by the state of Tamil Nadu to control the spread of the disease and to control the disease has been highly appreciated by the Centre. The state had conducted a home-to-home campaign so as to trace the spread of COVID-19 cases.
Delhi government also run similar clinics. It is named as ‘Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics (AAMC)’ or the Mohalla Clinics. These are the primary health centres in the state. The clinic offers a basic package of essential health services that include medicines, diagnostics and consultation free of cost. These clinics are the first point of contact for the population, offer timely services. It also reduces referrals load to secondary and tertiary health facilities.