September 03, 2023 10:11 pm | Updated September 04, 2023 10:44 am IST – Bengaluru 

A file photo of a person getting checked at a Namma Clinic. At present, these clinics operate between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

A file picture of an individual getting checked at a Namma Clinic. At current, these clinics function between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Health Department is considering extending the operational hours of Namma Clinics in metropolis for the profit of day by day wage staff who work all through the day. However, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is but to deliberate on the identical. 

Minister for Health and Family Affairs Dinesh Gundu Rao stated he’s planning to maintain the clinics, which at present shut at round 5 p.m., operational until 8 p.m. This is in line with operational hours of such clinics in districts apart from Bengaluru. 

Mr. Gundu Rao stated day by day wage labourers, who’re depending on the federal government clinics, are unable to go to the centres in the present operational hours as they’re at work. At current clinics function between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Usually staff finish the day’s job at 5 p.m. and lengthening the operational hours will assist them go to at their handy time.  

Mr. Gundu Rao additional stated he’ll talk about it with the well being officers of the BBMP quickly. Sources in the Health Department stated Mr. Gundu Rao is agency on extending the time as he thinks it will vastly profit the employees. 

Okay.V. Trilok Chandra, Special Commissioner (Health), BBMP, stated to this point there was no proposal with the BBMP to extend working hours of Namma Clinics. “If the Minister directs us to extend working hours, we’ll work on the identical,” he stated.

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