India, Oct. 9 -- The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh has come up with a unique concept of taking healthcare facilities to the doorstep of people in the villages by opening rural clinics.

Called 'YSR Rural Clinics,' named after former chief minister of combined Andhra Pradesh Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, these village clinics would be formally launched by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on January 26, coinciding with Republic Day.

An official from the health department familiar with the development said the rural clinics would go a long way in creating health infrastructure at the grassroot level.

"At present, healthcare in the rural areas is being taken care of by Primary Health Centres (PHCs), they are operating from...