Expanding his flagship project, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his government is starting special mohalla clinics for women where gynaecological services, tests, and medicines will be available free of cost for them.
Mohalla clinics system is one of the flagship initiatives of the Kejriwal government and is aimed at boosting the primary healthcare system in Delhi.
The chief minister in a tweet in Hindi said, “Good news for the women of Delhi. Another new initiative is going to happen in the national capital’s world-class health services from today.”
“The government is going to start a special ‘Mahila Mohalla Clinic’ where women will get services of a gynaecologist, tests, medicines, and tests free of cost,” he said.
More details about this new initiative are awaited.
According to the Delhi government’s Outcome Budget presented in the Assembly on March 25, the Kejriwal government’s target is to open 1,000 Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics (AAMC) of which 520 AAMCs were operational in the national capital as on December 31, 2021.
On average, each AAMC handles 116 patients per day and together a total of over 60,000 patients a day, it said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday openly attacked Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena for the first time and accused him of obstructing programmes and schemes of the AAP government.
Without naming anybody, Kejriwal alleged that his government’s mohalla clinics and schools will be targeted next, but told the people that “your son will stand as a shield”.
His allegation comes amid rumours that the LG had not approved extension for ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ scheme, under which free yoga classes are conducted, after October 31.
During a press conference here, Kejriwal said by “abusing” him, Saxena was insulting the mandate of two crore people of Delhi.
Sources in the LG Secretariat, however, said Saxena’s office had not received any file from the government seeking permission to continue the programme.
(With PTI inputs)
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