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BJP-led NDMC demolishes newly-built 'mohalla clinic'; AAP govt fumes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A "newly-built" of the government in was Thursday allegedly demolished by the BJP-led north corporation, prompting a sharp reaction from

The move by the North Municipal Corporation (NDMC) comes ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in on May 12.

North Delhi claimed the action was taken as the clinic at Har Dayal Singh Road in area was being set-up "without any NOC (no-objection certificate)".

The move drew prompt reaction from chief and Delhi Kejriwal who took to to express his displeasure.

"People shud remember this when they go out to vote in Delhi. Del govt constructed this BJP led MCD demolished it today (sic)," he wrote on the micro-blogging site, while sharing the tweet of a senior

The senior government had also shared pictures of the site where the action was taken.

"Shamefully criminal & blatantly illegal : North MCD demolishes a newly constructed Mohalla Clinic at Har Dayal Singh Road, on a PWD Road. North MCD had no jurisdiction, no notice given & a primary health public facility destroyed for no reason," the tweeted.

Gupta countered the allegation and claimed, "Once the government had even tried to set up a mohalla clinic in my ward in a park."

Another senior official said, a complaint has been registered by the city government's PWD at station.

"We have registered a complaint against the NDMC for demolishing a mohalla clinic without prior permission from PWD. We have demanded an action in the matter," he said.

A flagship project of the government, as many 1,000 are planned to be established in the city, and nearly 200 such facilities have already been built.

A mohalla clinic is a neighbourhood facility for providing to the city's residents closer home.

A typical mohalla clinic has a doctor, a midwife-cum-nurse, and an array of and essential medicines are provided free of cost to patients there.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 19:30 IST