The chattering classes in Delhi believe that it is a mere political stunt of Kejriwal and his clique as their Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is using Mohalla Clinics to woo the gullible voters.
By Rakesh Raman
While Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is going gaga over the hyped performance of his Mohalla Clinics, people in Delhi complain about the uselessness of such a flawed health care concept.
People told RMN News Service that mostly these so-called community health care centres are locked and when they open they fail to provide proper medical treatment.
The attendants at Kejriwal’s Mohalla Clinics rather advise the patients to consult a good doctor in a private or government hospital. “Then what is the purpose of these Mohalla Clinics?” people question.
While the services at these clinics are not being provided in a transparent manner, it is largely believed that the so-called doctors at the clinics are not fully qualified.
New reports suggest that these so-called Mohalla Clinics have been reduced to ruins and surrounded by stinking sites for dumping household waste. Worse, some of these Mohalla Clinic buildings are being used by local gamblers, drug consumers, and anti-social elements while Kejriwal and others in his cabal are still spreading false information about the clinics.
Kejriwal had promised that he will make 1,000 working Mohalla Clinics in the first year of his government, but in 3 years he could make only about 160 clinic sites which are not providing any health care to patients.
This is another blatant lie of Kejriwal, as he has been telling lies about the quality of school education system and the removal of corruption from Delhi. Moreover, Kejriwal’s government is so careless about health care that it has completely failed in controlling pollution in Delhi. Now, people are planning to leave the city because of increasing pollution.
It is reported that Kejriwal’s clinics are working in a totally perfunctory manner and – as an example – can handle on average one patient in less than 2 minutes. The opposition party BJP sarcastically remarked that only God can save patients from Kejriwal’s clinics.
ऐसे इलाज के बाद तो मरीज़ का भगवान ही मालिक है . यही है मोहल्ला क्लिनिक की हकीक़त pic.twitter.com/68UGZzljek
— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) October 17, 2017
People also question if these clinics are so good – as Kejriwal claims – why they cannot cure Kejriwal’s own chronic cough.
Delhi’s Lt. Governor’s (LG) Anil Baijal has also received multiple complaints and observed that vigilance findings about the alleged irregularities in Mohalla Clinics have not yet been addressed by Kejriwal’s Government.
After spreading the falsehood about Mohalla Clinics in Delhi, now Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) says that it’s going to London to propagate its scheme.
— Aam Aadmi Party – UK (@AAP__UK) December 18, 2018
The chattering classes in Delhi believe that it is a mere political stunt of Kejriwal and his clique as their AAP is using Mohalla Clinics to woo the gullible voters.
People also say there is no need for Kejriwal to paste his own life-size posters on Mohalla Clinics’ walls because Kejriwal is neither a doctor nor a compounder.
In fact, Kejriwal is misusing his authority and squandering huge public money to project his own image through the precinct of Mohalla Clinics. Obviously, Kejriwal’s maneuvers tantamount to deception and corruption.
So, instead of offering treatment to patients, Kejriwal should first cure the sickness of his Mohalla Clinics. Will he?
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.
Video courtesy: ABP News
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