Talk to AK: Delhi’s mohalla clinics have been appreciated in America, says Arvind Kejriwal

By: | Updated: July 17, 2016 12:09 PM

Kejriwal said, "We are doing everything to make health services accessible to all, with focus on quality. Access to quality health services should be a fundamental right - we will revolutionize health services," he said.

kejri-reu-LIn a first of its kind initiative for the AAP government, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today interacted with the public through his “Talk to AK” initiative. (Reuters)

Highlighting the importance of health, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during his “Talk to AK” interaction said that his government is focusing on “mohalla clinics” to ensure access to healthcare.

Kejriwal said, “We are doing everything to make health services accessible to all, with focus on quality. Access to quality health services should be a fundamental right – we will revolutionize health services,” he said.

“The situation in government hospitals is saddening, so we began Mohalla clinics. 100 Mohalla clinics are already functioning, at the next level we will have 1000 mohalla clinics by end of year,” Kejriwal said, adding that this model of access to healthcare has been internationally acclaimed. “A reporter from Washington Post came to India, and he was so impressed, he wrote an article “Can America learn from Delhi’s Mohalla clinics?” Kejriwal said.

“We have also introduced polyclinics for more serious illnesses, the middle class are also coming here,” he added.

In a first of its kind initiative for the AAP government, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today interacted with the public through his “Talk to AK” initiative. People from across India can reach out to the Delhi CM and ask questions via text messages and social media.

Officials have indicated that if the programme is a “success”, then this will become a monthly feature of the AAP government.

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