THE CLINIC DEPARTMENT
The clinic is headed by the Director Health Services who reports to the Principal Director Human Resources and Administration.
The establishment of the clinic, one of the earliest Parliamentary reforms, was set up as a response to an incident where a Member of Parliament collapsed in the Chamber during a Parliamentary session.
The clinic was established in 1984, and officially opened in June 1985 for the convenience of Members of Parliament and to handle emergency cases within the precincts of Parliament. It was also meant to reduce disruption of business of the House due to absenteeism by Members seeking medical attention for minor ailments elsewhere. Officers and Official visitors to Parliament are also attended to as and when need arises.
The core business of the Department is to provide Primary Health Care Services which includes.
- Consultation and treatment
- Health education and counseling
- Medical examinations
- Referrals to specialist doctors and hospitals
- Covering workshops and seminars