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Chandigarh, Nov 21: Punjab government’s Aam Aadmi Clinics have bagged the top award at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit held in Nairobi recently, state Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Monday.

He said the Department of Health and Family Welfare has received the first prize for its submission titled “Strengthening last mile delivery of drugs: A case study from Punjab”.

The Chief Minister said 85 countries had participated in the conference held from Nov 14-16

and submissions from four countries including that from India’s Punjab government were selected for final presentation.

Mann said the state government showcased the success story of the Aam Admi clinics and how the Government of Punjab has exponentially increased the number of primary healthcare and delivered quality health services.

He said Punjab’s winning entry was presented with the rigor of science, super positioning of the problem statement, great clarity of solution and impact, innovative solutions, compelling case of how political will galvanised primary healthcare transformation, fostering collaboration with the private sector and clear articulation of reforms pathway.

The participating countries have evinced keen interest in visiting Punjab to see the Aam Admi Clinics and understand how 84 essential drugs and 40 plus diagnostics are being made available closer to households and without any cost to the patients, the CM added.

Mann said the countries were also surprised to note that all the Aam Admi clinics are IT-enabled with end-to-end digitisation of registration, doctor consultation, investigations, and prescriptions.