Strengthening Community Healthcare: Analysing Mahila Mohalla Clinics in Delhi

Author: Neha Maria Benny


The Indian healthcare system faces persistent challenges and has limited government health spending. Healthcare services are primarily delivered by the private sector, leading to high out-of-pocket expenditures and overcrowding in public health facilities, particularly in urban areas. The establishment of Mahila Mohalla Clinics in Delhi, an offshoot of the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics, represents a significant advancement in Indian healthcare. These clinics aim to provide tailored services for women and children, complementing universal health coverage initiatives. However, despite their positive aspects, like free treatments and improved accessibility, these clinics encounter challenges in service scope and infrastructure, requiring further enhancements. Improving services, addressing healthcare outcome disparities, and strengthening infrastructure and funding are essential for the success of these specialised community health initiatives.