A clinic (typically one independent of a hospital) where both general and specialist examinations and treatments are available to outpatients.
- The court also hints at a broader interpretation of non-hospital care that would include all care provided in doctors' surgeries and polyclinics (clinics providing out-patient services).
- In India, this could range from private practitioners, to hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics, alternative medical practitioners, quacks and pharmacists.
- All the hospitals and polyclinics, rural health units (including village health centres), and health posts from the previous system continue to function.
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