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name for an institution providing medical diagnosis and treatment for ambulatory patients. The forerunner of the modern clinic was the dispensary, which dispensed free drugs and served only those who could not afford to pay a fee. Dispensaries began to appear in London toward the end of the 17th cent. In the United States the first dispensary was founded in Philadelphia in 1786 through the efforts of Benjamin RushRush, Benjamin,
1745?–1813, American physician, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Byberry (now part of Philadelphia), Pa., grad. College of New Jersey (now Princeton, 1760), M.D. Univ. of Edinburgh (1768).
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. Another was established in New York City in 1791, and one in Boston in 1796. Home care was often provided by the early clinics, but later they evolved as places for treatment of those who could visit them. As the clinic movement grew and concern for public health increased, facilities for providing diagnosis and treatment improved. Present-day clinics are maintained by private and city hospitals, by city health departments, by industrial and labor organizations, and by groups of private physicians. Some clinics specialize in vaccination and other measures to prevent infectious disease. Some are established to promote the health of babies and mothers. Others exist to facilitate the diagnosis of tuberculosis or cancer so that these diseases may be treated as early as possible. There are also clinics concerned with mental health. Clinics designated as health centers offer all the health services that are considered essential. They provide free, comprehensive service for people who cannot afford private care. In some areas mobile units travel from place to place providing various kinds of medical and dental care. Clinics maintained by industrial and labor organizations are often free for members, but others charge a nominal fee; in hospital clinics the fee is usually based on the individual's ability to pay.

Clinic

A medical facility; independent or part of a hospital in which ambulatory patients receive diagnostic and therapeutic medical and surgical care.

Clinic

 

an inpatient medical institution in which treatment of patients is combined with medical research and teaching (the instruction of students and the advanced training of physicians) in various branches of practical medicine and clinical disciplines, including surgery, obstetrics, and pediatrics. In the USSR, medical research institutes and institutions of higher learning either have their own clinics or use the facilities of municipal hospitals or medical-preventive institutions (such hospitals and medical-preventive institutions are called clinical or clinics). Clinics in other socialist countries are organized on similar principles. Capitalist countries have university clinics; private hospitals, depending chiefly on a prosperous clientele, are also called clinics.

clinic

1. A facility, independent or part of a hospital, in which ambulatory patients receive diagnostic and therapeutic medical and surgical care.
2. Single-focus or general-purpose units of the entire facility, such as the cardiac clinic or the pediatric clinic.

clinic

1. a place in which outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, often connected to a hospital
2. a similar place staffed by physicians or surgeons specializing in one or more specific areas
3. Brit a private hospital or nursing home
4. Obsolete the teaching of medicine to students at the bedside
5. US a place in which medical lectures are given
6. US a clinical lecture
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Now, the clinic has been shifted to a nearby rented house to continue providing maternity health services to female patients, besides ensuring complete privacy of female patients.
The sealed clinics included-- Randhawa Medical Zone, Naveed Medical Store, Aakash Medical Store, Tariq Medical Store, Chahat Medical Store, Amin Homeo Hospital, Taj Homeo Clinic, Baba Hanif Haddi Jorr, Al-shifa Clinic, Al-Madina Dental Clinic, Ashraf Dental Clinic, Al-Rehman Dental Clinic and Rabia Clinic.
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Besides these, fake dentists - Riaz Clinic, Meerab Clinic, Asif Dawakhana, Fahad Free Dispensary were also closed due to having no qualified dentists.
The officials of livestock and dairy development department, who have been running their own private pet clinics successfully for decades in the provincial capital, are unable to make this one 'Pet Clinic' in the veterinary hospital operational so far.
In 2016, Helvetic Clinics Budapest was the only dental clinic to receive the very honorable distinction "Best of Budapest" in the category "Best Dental Clinics." This year again, and for the second consecutive year, Budapest Week Publishing has awarded Helvetic Dental Clinics the same quality award for 2017 in the "Health and Medical Care" category.
Talking to reporter, Dr Tahir Rizvi said that on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan the DHA sealed 14 clinics and challaned four quacks in the district.
the PHC teams sealed 27 more clinics of quacks in city only which