New Delhi: In an emotional appeal to the various agencies running the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked for support in making the ‘Mohalla clinic’ project a success.
The scheme which was one of the prime component of the Aam Aadmi Party manifesto when it came to power two years ago, has been embroiled in some controversy or other, resulting in a roadblock on many levels. AAP after coming to power had promised 1,000 clinics where primary healthcare would be provided for free, mainly meant to support the economically weaker section of the society.
In the latest episode of clash between the AAP and its rival Bhartiya Janta Party, is not giving approval for the proposal of land use for the purpose by the BJP ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
“Poor are treated in Mohalla clinics, help in building these is a matter of virtue, rising above petty politics all should support the initiative” said Kejriwal on social media.
Not giving the permission to use land area falling under the jurisdiction of the MCD is not just limited to this one proposal but a larger picture of tit for tat between the both. The corporations have long been demanding funds from the Delhi government and aid in many forms for better providing better civic services. The decision was taken in the Standing Committee of the North wing of the MCD, which is severely under financial mess.
On the other hand the Delhi government run by AAP has been saying that they have done more than enough for the corporations and if there is a funds crunch then it is because of rampant corruption in the civic agencies.
Presently, around 150 Mohalla clinics are operational in the national capital. The government has set a target of setting up 1,000 more such clinics.