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858 public dispensaries are needed, but only 199 present in Mumbai | Mumbai News
Despite a near-200% jump in the civic health budget over a decade, a sizeable gap has remained in the city’s primary health system. Mumbai is short of 659 public dispensaries and suffers from a 30% staff shortage in 187 existing centres, states NGO Praja Foundation’s white paper on the city’s health status, released on Tuesday. The report said that as per the National Building Code and Urban Design Plan Formulation and Implementation, there should be one dispensary per 15,000 people.